For ages now, the cuckoo has resided in a traditional bungalow made of wood with a gable roof, probably a chimney, and ornamentation around like trees, rocks, or the rare waterfall, but not anymore. Aptly titled the “Cuckoo Block”, Guido Zimmermann gives the bird a space upgrade, with beautifully contemporary brutalist apartment buildings.
With its concrete makeover, these new clocks fit well into urban homes, because they too are urban homes. Taking inspiration from Brutalist and Bauhaus architecture, the Cuckoo Blocks series feature miniature versions of the Glenkerry House and the La Flaine ski resort, aside from Zimmermann’s own creations. Just like the original cuckoo clocks of Black Forest, Germany, these houses too come with stunning levels of detail, from painted details of apartments through the windows, to even satellite dishes near balconies… and yes, there’s obviously a mechanical cuckoo too!
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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.