…The world is facing problems with climate change on the one hand, and machines taking over jobs from humans on the other hand. Taiwanese artist Hung-Chih Peng uses his art to express his feelings towards these issues. As part of his project The Deluge – Noah’s Ark, he 3D printed a 2 meter large twisted version of Noah’s Arc (image below) in order to depict our inability to successfully stop climate change; art with a message. However, what he is currently working on is even more spectacular in terms of 3D printing technology: Peng is now 3D printing an 8 meter (26 foot) long model of the same boat, consisting of as many as 100,000 separate 3D printed parts.
…His 2 meter boat also relates to the so-called Mechanocene period, a period when machinery starts taking over some of the jobs of humans. The Mechanocene period follows after the Anthropocene period, which is a period when the work of humans was the sole way of labor. The boat can be seen at the Tapei Fine Arts Museum….
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.