China’s plans for space exploration appear to be grand with it having unveiled a new simulated Mars camp in the remote and arid desert outside the Qinghai province. The camp is open to tourists, researchers, and the media. It’s not billed as a government training facility….
The camp area can accommodate up to 160 people to give them a fully immersive experience of life on Mars. The camp was built to mimic the style of camps that might be placed on Mars in the future. Camp construction began last June, and cost 150 million yuan, or about $22.36 million. China has been clear that this is a tourist.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.