Becoming a Transformer is a commitment. Not only is the costume challenging to construct, it’s also hot and uncomfortable. Instructables user SpicyPandaCreations has tackled a few of the characters from the series already, and this time it’s all about Devastator. I never get tired of seeing how he uses cardboard to make full blown, impressive costumes. Besides cardboard, he incorporated soda caps, mini LED flashlights, shoe laces, and other every day items in the Transformer. Making the face seems like one of the easier portions of the build:
1. The face is comprised of 6 main pieces: 2 cheeks, a mouth, 2 cheek bones, and a forehead (pic 1 + pic 2)
2. Once glued, add a nose. we cut a small slit in the nose to assist with breathing. Also, add a mouth, and add lips (pic 3)
*sometimes it is good to have a open mouth. if this is the case, place some black fabric on the inside of the mouth. this also helps with breathing.
3. Take your red acetate and wrap it around the eyes like a visor. If you want it a bit more sturdy, grab some clear plastic and glue the acetate to that first, and THEN wrap it around the eyes.
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.