Biomimicry – 8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature
Another great video from the Sci Show explaining eight different nature inspired technologies.
mosquito – saw technology for nearly painless blood drawing.
mussel – waterproof glue for various applications from making plywood to human skin cuts.
shark skin – tiny bumps have lead to cleaner, safer surfaces and high tech swim suits. The bumps make it difficult for bacteria to get a grip.
hump back whales – tubercles on the leading edge of their flippers have led to more efficient wind turbine blades.
fish schools – wind turbine placement
coral – earth-friendly concrete
water bears | jericho rose | brewer’s yeast – all use trehalose to prevent drying out and provides protection from heat could be used for vaccine preservation
burdock sticky burrs – velcro – hook and loop fasteners
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.