Can’t make it to the new museum opening, and worried you’ll never see the main attraction in person? Don’t worry – 3D printing plus Raspberry Pi can bring it to you. Museum in a Box is a smart use of 3D printing concepts and Raspberry Pi programming that shares knowledge with people anywhere in the world.
Museum in a Box began in 2015 and has created over eight million miniature 3D prints. The concept is unusual but effective. 3D printed miniatures of museum exhibits, combined with an audio box powered by Raspberry Pi. The box detects when a 3D object rests on top and begins playing the associated audio file. An interactive museum experience that’s also portable allows wide sharing of limited exhibits. Rather than original displays sitting on a shelf, these boxes bring history into the digital age. Expert knowledge combined with a physical object you can feel brings the museum experience into the real world.
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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.