When you’re approaching a suit of armor, you have several steps to consider. Bioweapons has laid out a detailed step-by-step how to showing you how to go from planning and referencing to body casting to molding to painting – with many more in between. The tutorial is lengthy, but it’s a great place to start if you’re considering an armor project of your own.
The photo above features a helmet sculpted from Plastilina Oil based clay. You can purchase it at most art and craft shops, and the clay is suited for designs that don’t have a ton of intricate details. Once the basic shape was in place, Bioweapons blocked out different areas and added and subtracted where necessary. The key in this step is patience and taking the time to get it just right. Visit Bioweapons’ site for the full sculpting tutorial.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.