Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami and Switzerland, Design Miami is a global forum for design bringing together influential designers, gallerists, curators, and critics from around the world.
This year included beautiful smoke-filled bubbles in a work titled New Spring from Studio Swine. The complete work is interactive, allowing participants to play with the bubbles with special gloves. Check out the New Spring link to see these ephemeral pieces. Here’s what I was able to see.
Arnout Meijer makes lamps. Very cool lamps. By putting transparent light reflected patterned material in front of a circle of LEDs you perceive different dimensions depending on the angle you’re looking from.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.