You thought you’d seen the pinnacle of augmented reality nuts scouring our parks in search of Pokemon last year… This year’s AR App obsession is already here, and it’s awesome!
What is it with Nintendo? Bit by bit turning our city into their games through the lens of our cell phones. Whatever the games giant is putting in our water, it seems to be working. This year’s craze just arrived, and it looks cool as hell. This time you’re not hunting down Pikachu, you’re wandering around Central Park as if you were Mario himself.
Abhishek Singh recreated a life-size Super Mario Bros level and played it wearing HoloLens in Central Park. For added impact, Singh did this all dressed as Mario and he filmed the augmented reality experience (you can see it in the video below).
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.
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