Hyperallerigic has a series where artists submit photos of their workspaces (It reminds me a little of our Cats of Engineering page). It is fascinating to check in and see behind the curtain of different makers studios!
Pastels and light cover my studio. I squeezed my studio into a long, narrow sunroom, but found all I need for actual painting is about six square feet. That’s a six-foot table so all my pastels are visible and in easy reach, an easel, and step-back space.
The opposite end of the studio may be the most important: a comfy couch for resetting my energy, for studying, and most importantly, to look down the room at what is on the easel. From that resting spot and distance, I can analyze a painting and see its good and bad parts. A big desk in the center holds everything needed for sketching, value and color studies, and full size drawing. An expandable table with a mat cutter and a beautiful bookcase that I built for my art books complete the room.
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.