Pacific Rim has my heart for many reasons, and one is because it gave us Jaegers. Cosplayers are building replicas of the mechs, and Nona Neon Cosplay made an incredible femme version of Gipsy Danger. She crafted the armor and painted it just right and guess what? She also made the chain sword. Awesome.
She crafted the piece from wood. You can see a couple of in progress photos below. She cut the notches with a jigsaw, used a table saw for the bevels, and a hand sander to make the blade’s tip. She applied 2mm foam for the plates. Here are a few specifics:
The base is cut from a piece of pine wood, the middle details are 2mm foam detailed with a woodburner. Spray painted with dark gray and metallic silver spray paint and finally hand detailed with acrylic paint
Total Cost: $7.50
Work Time: approx 6 hours
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.