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Sidekick Labs Factory, a set on Flickr.
We took a trip up to the Sidekick Labs factory in Rutherford, Vermont. Sidekick Labs is busy working on our Lunar Modules now and will be manufacturing the Kit Cards next.
We close out the week with a Papertronic done by Sebastien Roux aka SuperDeux, a multi-media French artist. SuperDeux reminds me of the work of Sparkle Labs. Roux comes to SuperDeux from a Graffiti background. Roux was picked up by Pictoplasma and says,
Superdeux is a mix between something artistic and a marketing thing. It’s a creative solution to communication.
Superdeux creates and communicates with their products, characters and cool animations. Check some of their work out below. More Papertronics by other artists to come.
Superdeux Ice Cream Cone
Superdeux Poster for KidRobot
Futuristic Papertronic by Kenzo Minami
Our second artist Papertronic is by Kenzo Minami, a Japanese illustrator and fashion designer who works in NYC.
His work is described as bold primary colours, seemingly drawing influences from video controls, crash test dummies, television test cards and other staples of the late twentieth century. We think the Lunar Lander piece was a great fit for his style. When we added the LEDs, this little robot really came to life.
Also check out his illustrations for Affinity bike, a Brooklyn based mostly fixed gear bike company. His work looks so fresh on both canvases!
Stay tuned for more artist Papertronics next week…..
Over the next weeks we are going to show you what some great artists did with the Papertronics’ Tablu Rasa, the blank one that comes in the kit. Every design is so unique. We were really impressed. These artists’ Papertronics were part of our gallery show at Gallery Hanahou.
Today we will post the Tabla Rasa lantern design of Lisa Grue from Denmark. When we got this is the mail, we knew that Lisa had designed it. We made delicate holes to let little rays of light out. This would be pretty using any color of LED.
Arduino Microcontrollers are available in the shop.
Microcontrollers are collections of electrical components on a chip. You can program these components with a computer to behave in different ways. The Arduino UNO requires an A/B USB cable and the Arduino Software available from Arduino.cc.
The Arduino makes programming and microcontrollers surprisingly easy. It makes a great add-on to the Discover Electronics Kit. With the kit, you have everything you need to make great Arduino projects. We are busy creating lessons you can use with both the Discover Electronics Kit and the Arduino together.
Sparkle Labs is an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.
Our ID number is SPA11805
We have a cute booth at a designer’s market it Little Italy, NYC. There is a lot of nice work here and it is in this great, old school building. We are selling our maker wares but there is a lot of fashion, accessories and delicious food. Come and see if you are in the area.