What better way to learn photography than a camera? It’s the brilliant idea of the pop-up book entitled This Book is a Camera, which hides inside a real functional camera, to illustrate the principles of photography that it explains. Designed by artist Kelli Anderson, this pop-up book contains a very simple optical system of pinhole camera, but also a starter pack of black-and-white Ilford photo paper, allowing you to better understand the concepts behind photography. A great idea! The pop-up book This Book is a Camera, is available for $29 on the artist’s website.
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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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