Lonneke and Ralph of Studio Drift have always been fascinated with the concept of freedom. When is someone really free and should this be the ultimate goal? After carefully studying various phenomena in nature which indicate freedom, they were taken by starling swarms. The way they harmonious move together as a group is almost poetry. Now, after 10 years of research Studio Drift is able to perform swarm behaviour, with hundreds of luminous drones.
The performance at Burning Man was a tribute to visionary Larry Harvey, founder of Burning man, who challenged people to look at the world in a different way. With Franchise Freedom, Studio Drift wants to show how rules establish themselves automatically in order to maintain a community. The struggle between Burning Man (Freedom) and the default world (Group) is a perfect example. The artwork visualizes the illusion of freedom.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.