Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle, which also takes place during “the end of the world”, amidst Cold War paranoia, Andrea Williamson’s piece draws from her own imagination, particularly fascinated by Vonnegut’s description of a butterfly chair. Williamson’s version is a beautifully crafted wooden chair, covered with intricately hand-painted, motorised butterflies, whose wings are programmed to flap in correlation with the monitored pollution levels of Central London.
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.