If you love larger-than-life land art, be sure to add Duisburg to your art-inspired itinerary. Throughout the month of September, the world’s tallest sandcastle will be on display in the German city, exciting locals and tourists alike with its colossal size and intricately sculpted details.
Measuring an unprecedented 55 feet (16.68 meters), the ephemeral work of art is composed of 3,860 tons of sand. Featuring recognizable landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Buddha, and the Acropolis, the castle showcases historic monuments and popular attractions from iconic locations around the globe. With this theme, it is fitting that the designers and sculptors that make up its team have come from all over the world in order to work on the piece, which took 3 weeks to complete.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.