Pepakura is basically papercraft. It’s a model usually made from thick paper such as card stock or foam. Printing pepakura files for helmets and armor is one way to start a build, but it takes a lot of work to transform the material into the finished product. RPF user Cereal Killl3r documented how he did it for his Master Chief cosplay, and it’s simply incredible to watch paper evolve to a smooth piece of armor. I’m floored.
As he continued the Halo 3 build, he started making how-to videos. The first one is about applying fiberglass resin to the pepakura to harden it, and the video is packed with information.
More about the process including a ton of progress photos are over at The RPF. This is one of the most well-documented builds I’ve ever seen.
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.