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.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.