Nestled in the middle of a 28-acre forest in New Paltz, New York sits a spectacular wooden geodesic dome house, reminiscent of a UFO that has freshly landed on Earth. This unconventional dwelling was created using a 2,300-square-foot prefab kit by the French company Solaleya. It’s one of 200 Domespaces built worldwide, and one of the few—if not the only—version that’s currently in the United States.
The spacious two-story structure has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, boasting an airy and open floor plan. Downstairs, the kitchen, dining, and living area flow into one another, with an enclosed master bedroom suite located on the same level. A custom-built spiral staircase leads upstairs to a library, office, guest bedroom, and bathroom.
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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