Photosynthetic Algae as a Renewable Resource for the Home
If you’re in Pittsburg anytime before March 27 2016, go check this out! From designboom:
despite accounting for less than 1% of the earth’s total biomass, micro algae drives the biological pump which maintains our atmosphere and the balance of ancient matter deposits. the energy dense and nutrient rich material left behind by these microorganisms remains an almost entirely untapped renewable resource by humans. to show the potential, architect jacob douenias and industrial designer ethan frier have created an installation called ‘living things’, where furniture cultivates a symbiotic environment between people and microorganisms. three stations, – a living room, dining room and kitchen each adopting a different bioreactors functioning distinctively in each space.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.