This Saturday in NYC: SVA Makers Market. Arduino Lamps, Keyboard Waffles, and More. @SVA_News
School of Visual Arts alum and current student makers will gather this Saturday at the iconic Metropolitan Pavilion for a pop-up Makers Market of wares. As these things go there will be lots and lots of crafts, from jewelry and apparel to printed matter and furnishings. There will also be a number of unique design and tech objects, notably Chris Dimino’s keyboard waffle iron and Richard Clarkson’s The Cloud Arduino-powered interactive cloud lamp. If you’re in NYC it’s a chance to not only see these things in person but possibly to purchase one too! There are more previews of what’s on offer on SVA’s website.
SVA Makers Market highlights the entrepreneurial, do-it-yourself spirit of SVA alumni. This one-day event will exclusively showcase alumni-made commercial products such as apparel and accessories; furniture; jewelry; housewares and decorative objects; stationery and self-published books, magazines and comics. Makers Market will bring together some of the brightest talent in craft and design.
And while these aren’t edible check out more on our take of the history of mechanical keyboards:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.