The Loop #21 – BleepBleeps

Lilly Loco

David Camera

Suzy Snooze

Sammy Screamer

Cecil G

Tony Tempa

Benjamin Brush

We bring you a regular little round up of cool things we've seen on the internet we think you might like. You know, just to keep you in the loop... 

Meet Solo. Solo is an 'emotional radio' that plays music to match your mood. Really! Created by Uniform, Solo takes a photo of you, analyses your facial features and expressions to determine if you're happy or sad, then finds and plays songs from Spotify's corresponding mood categories. Clever, right?

Given that our little people's mood tends to swing around the happy/sad spectrum depending on what's for dinner, the physical proximity of teddy, looming bath time etc., we'd love to challenge Solo to keep up! 

Our pals over at Kano launched three excellent new DIY kits on Kickstarter this week. There's a camera kit that helps kids (and curious adults!) learn about photography, about making photo filters and about manipulating imagery. There's a pixel kit - a light-up grid that kids can program to invent games, create art and use as fun message boards, for example. And there's a speaker kit too. Make a smart Bluetooth speaker, make a synthesiser, make loop pedals, walkie talkies... Kano's offering SO many opportunities to learn and play and make cool stuff. If you want to know more, visit the Kickstarter campaign

These edible little critters caused quite a flurry at BleepBleeps HQ this week. We just had to share them with you. We think you'll agree, celery sticks never looked so cute. Made with the likes of sliced apple, kiwi and cucumber with little tomatoes, grapes and blueberries, you can find the full caterpillar and snail snacks recipes here. Enjoy!

We'll leave you this week with this, 'See Ya Later', an animation by US artist Ryan J Plaisance. Enjoy five minutes of... hypnotic, colourful lines and shapes whirling around! (The film is actually 3 minutes long, so not technically five minutes, but you'll probably want to watch it twice!). 

 

See Ya Later from Ryan J Plaisance on Vimeo.

 

SOURCES:

It's Nice That

Uniform

Wired

Kano

Kano on Kickstarter

Woman's Day

Ryan J Plaisance

It's Nice That

 

 

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