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Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?

When the first Mac computer came out in 1984, it cost nearly $2,500 and had a floppy drive for storage. In 2016, a spate of computers with a price as low as $5 and a lot more storage are hitting the market, and they may be opening up a new era of experimentation.<p>Recently, I got a look at one of …

Raspberry Pi

Building The World’s Smallest RGB LED Cube

What’s the smallest RGB LED cube? A 1x1x1 cube is easy, but it’s a stupid joke and we’ve heard it before. No, to build the smallest LED cube, you’ll …

Arduino

Construct a Giant LED Video Screen

It’s a giant DIY TV! When you’re done building it, making the lights do what you want is as easy as editing a video — no coding required. Hang your LED screen on a wall, or take it to your next outdoor festival and blow people’s minds.<p>I’ve written open source code to upload any video from anywhere …

Arduino

A New Museum in Rio Looks at the Future

Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), which opens on Saturday, Dec. 19, juts out diagonally from Porto Maravilha over a public plaza in Rio de …

Museums

The Design Events We're Looking Forward to Most in 2016

It's a new year, which means we have 366 days of fresh design ahead of us. Don't get us wrong, 2015 was great and all, but 2016 is looking very …

Universal Principles of Design: Wayfinding

15 Digital Technology Projects that Transformed Public Spaces Forever

Jaume Plensa's 50-ft.-tall video fountains in Millennium Park (2004) are modern-day interpretations of the traditional civic water fountains that …

Check out the museum that lets the visitor become the designer

"What will you design?"<p>At the newly expanded Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum that opened earlier this month in Manhattan, this is one of the key questions confronting visitors at interactive touchscreen tables.<p>In reimagining itself for the 21st century, the Cooper Hewitt, the only …

Art affects you more powerfully when you view it in a museum

These days there's no need to take the trouble of visiting art museums. You can usually view all the exhibits on your computer, in the comfort of …

Museums

Social media use by museum visitors before, during and after their visit: a useful tool of customer care

As museum social media managers, have we ever really stopped to think about how our audiences use social networks before, during and after their …

How to make a Car - Powered Car - Very Simple

Move to learn - new technology in the classroom on show at the Bett exhibition

Moving and learning – learning by moving. It sounds like a paradox but it is a new way which is being developed for students to learn.<p>It is all thanks to a software using movement and interaction as a teaching device.<p>A classroom can be transformed for instance into a giant piano spread across the …

Education Technology

Eight technologies that are changing education

From real-time tracking systems that enable parents to follow their children’s progress in school to plagiarism alerts in universities, technology is …

The Dino Pet: A Living, Bioluminescent Pet | Colossal

<p>Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that …

The Totem Pole — Predecessor for Advertising?

Do we take totem poles for granted? They are among America’s earliest sculptural artworks and the antecedent of today’s urban sign poles. They were …