Hellboy has a distinctive right hand. Actually, he stands out in a crowd regardless of his hand. Mike Iverson of Blind Squirrel Props is a fan of the character and spent eight days creating a wearable version of the hand from scrap medium-density fibreboard (MDF). He started by laminating “a bunch of 3/4″ MDF discs together to form the forearm, all hollowed out EXCEPT for the ends.” He used the same process for the hand and then lathed it to smooth and shape the stack of MDF circles into Hellboy’s fist. Here’s how he approached replicating the stone texture of Hellboy’s right hand:
As most of the pieces were nearing completion, I needed to figure out how to replicate the ancient stone texture of the hand. On scrap of MDF , I started with a bullet-shaped grinding stone bit to rough up the surface. Next I used a round grinding bit to add pits. Then I used a fine grinding stone bit to add cracks. The final step was to spray some red on it just to see how it looked!
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.