Wonder what David Lynch is up to in quarantine? Well it’s obviously something far more twee and original than what you’ve been doing! All that bread-baking, electronic-tinkering, and binge-watching us philistines have been getting into is all fine and good, but it’s really nothing compared to making smaller-than-average lamps. Learn more about Lynch’s recent life at home in this piece published by Vulture.
I love being at home. Right now I’m in the woodshop, and I’m working on these small lamps. It’s so much fun to dream up a different kind of lamp and have the tools and the materials to realize these things. I like working with resin, I like working with wood, and I like working with electricity. So the lamps encompass these three things in a beautiful way. It’s just a great thing to be in the woodshop working away.
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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.