Balloon sculptures were once the reserve of birthday-party clowns, but they’ve since become a little more serious – just ask Jeff Koons. Robert Moy, founder of The Brooklyn Balloon Company, creates elaborate balloon sculptures which amaze adults as much as children, and his success has led him to collaborate with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Deutsche Bank. As fans of his work, GARAGE asked Moy to get creative for an exclusive video. Two days and 150 glossy black balloons later… we have Moy’s recreation of Keith Haring’s iconic Five Dancing Guys (1987). Post-pop art… BANG!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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