Colorado based artist Chris Bagley created Space Command. The kid-friendly, interactive show invites visitors to investigate the reality of space. The installation at the Denver Art Museum features astronaut helmets, out-dated electronics, digital projections, and more.
The installation repurposes vintage scientific equipment, Mylar, and other space-age materials to create an interactive environment with emanating light, pulsing sound, and rotating objects. Visitors are encouraged to investigate its many layers and experience the optical illusions. In this altered reality, challenge your perceptions of the real and the unknown, spark your imagination, and consider limitless possibilities yet to be explored.
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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.
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