‘Ex Machina’ Features a New Robot for the Screen #SciFiSunday
The New York Times takes a behind the scenes look at the robot technology used in the excellent film Ex Machina.
They’ve been giant and deadly; they’ve been chatty and contemplative; they’ve been acrobatic and futuristic. Robots in movies have served all kinds of functions in becoming an important part of the cinema landscape. So when filmmakers place a robot at the center of their work, the way it looks and behaves compared with those that have come before must be considered.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.