David C. Roy, a graduate in physics from Boston University, crafts stunning wood sculptures powered by various wind-up mechanisms — no need for electricity. His self-propelled works of art can run for anywhere from 5 to 18 hours, and his latest sculpture whirls around for a whopping 40 hours.
The motion and mechanics of kinetic sculptures are truly hypnotizing. In his work, Roy demonstrates the beauty and simplicity of physics.
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.