Planning your Burning Man project – August 30th to September 7, 2015 @burningman
Planning your Burning Man project – August 30th to September 7, 2015. Each year we love seeing and hearing about all the cool projects using Adafruit tutorials and gear at Burning Man, we’ve been to Burning Man, been part of camps and have installations on the Playa. After 7+ years we thought it would be helpful to provide some guidelines to avoid any meltdowns pre-burn.
Allow ample time to design, build, test and troubleshoot your project.
Don’t wait until the last possible day…there won’t be time for additional parts, etc (and popular items such as LEDs always sell out).
We do not offer messenger services or special delivery options to the Playa. We get asked this each year about this.
Please use the Adafruit customer support forums for all assistance; do not email the staff directly.
The are no returns of products used for your Burning Man project, once it’s been used, that’s it.
We do not have visitors or a retail store for purchases.
We cannot sponsor a camp or do special discounts, it’s not fair to everyone else and we do not want/need Adafruit’s logos on your camp (see the Ten Principles of Burning Man).
2015 Art Theme: Carnival of Mirrors
This year’s theme is about mirrors and masks, mazes and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an old-fashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?
We will update this post as Burning Man gets closer, have tips for everyone out there buying electronics for their projects? Post them here! Thanks!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.