Artist Builds Remote Lunar Observatory in California
Impressive new work from artist Neal Lucas Hitch, via designboom.
hitch designed and built the observatory with a method that focused on process. the program called for a circular space that blocks the visitor’s view of all man-made constructs and was built using traditional methods of stucco on straw bales. the form of the ring accommodates varying sizes of bales, changing sight conditions, and limited maneuvering of industrial equipment. after the bales were set into the foundation, they were unified with a stucco finish. the result is a structure which consists of myriad spaces and crevices that allow visitors to explore and utilize as they want. as described by the artist, it is a ‘primordial form that becomes an extension of the desert; as permanent as the world it dwells in’.
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.