You know what a lightsaber sounds like, right? Awhile back I had the good fortune to see Ben Burtt talk about his sound design at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts in NYC. It was amazing. The story of how he created the sound for Indiana Jones’ revolver by shooting a Winchester Rifle in a California canyon alone was worth the price of admission.
Burtt designed the sound for most of the early Lucsafilm projects: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., The Dark Crystal — he’s that guy. His use of real-world recordings, wild remixes, and inspired layering revolutionized sound design for film.
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.
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