The Exploratorium will be hosting After Dark: Seeing the Unseen on Thursday, August 12th.
How can tools and technologies help us “see” aspects of the environment, both natural and built, that are otherwise hidden to the human eye? And how are these new visions of landscapes—from cities to forests to oceans—supporting a new understanding of the world around us? Tonight at After Dark, learn more about cutting-edge technologies in use across science, industry, and the arts to help us better understand the world around us, protect our environment, and catch a glimpse of civilizations from the past. Then engage with projects taking a creative and sometimes speculative approach to mapping landscapes.
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.