UNO R4 Stars: Meet Tigris Li


The launch of the Arduino UNO R4 marks an enormous leap ahead for our group. For us, it’s additionally the prospect to have fun the individuals who convey our ecosystem to life with their brilliant concepts, radiant enthusiasm, and shining perception.

That’s how the UNO R4 Stars weblog submit sequence started: to spotlight makers who haven’t solely created wonderful tasks with Arduino, however who’re giving again to the group by sharing as they go and serving to others make something they need.

We invite you to find every profile, hoping you may discover a North Star to navigate round an increasing galaxy or enterprise into fully new universes.

After competing as a nationwide determine skater in her native Canada and attracting over 1 million views as a Minecraft YouTuber – all by the age of 12! – the good-vibes powerhouse that’s Tigris Li now invitations us all to discover our most human interior workings. Her targets? To assist everybody develop heightened emotional intelligence, and to teach and empower a brand new era of innovators. She does so by means of her eclectic apply as an artist and inventive technologist – leveraging 3D design and each software making has to supply, to create experiences that spark conversations about {our relationships} with expertise, one another, and ourselves.

Certainly, she says the undertaking that greatest represents her is a “playfully absurd” set up she inbuilt 2021, specializing in the very idea of affection: the Incu-dater touches on the speculative future by welcoming {couples} in a futuristic pod, the place they will assess the emotional standing of their relationship and, primarily based on the outcomes, are prescribed a beneficial dose of oxytocin to compensate any imbalances.

Extra typically, Li was at all times enthusiastic about turning creativeness into actuality by constructing bodily objects: “Being a maker right now is a really radical factor. It’s very radical to be unbiased in opposition to client and business objects, to have the ability to create one thing by yourself that stems from you and your individuality.”

And right now, she is ready to encourage thousands and thousands of followers to do the identical, by sharing her tasks on-line. Try her newest one: a customized DJ controller primarily based on the UNO R4 Minima and a great deal of enjoyable retro type.

 We requested Li, “What’s your favourite a part of the UNO R4?”

  • The 12×8 LED matrix within the UNO R4 Wifi, as a result of it permits her to construct “{hardware} as an intimate artwork expertise which you’ll be able to maintain within the palm of your hand.”
  • The ESP32 module (additionally featured within the WiFi variant), nice for wi-fi connectivity.
  • How all the Arduino ecosystem is ready to transcend borders and accessibility limitations, to supply new alternatives for exploration and connection to everybody.

Li is at present primarily based in London however in fact you possibly can catch up – and sustain – together with her many tasks wherever on the planet: simply take a look at her portfolio on her web site, or be a part of the hundreds already following her on Instagram and X!

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