0

The Basics of Using Expanding Foam

Foam of all kinds seems to be useful in cosplay, and that includes expanding foam. Using the material is sort of like carving something down from a block of foam, but expanding foam offers a little more flexibility. Instead of starting with a large piece of foam you have to carve into the desired shape, you can spray expanding foam over an existing cardboard template. You’ll still have to carve it down, but the basic shape is at least there as a guide.

Kamui Cosplay loves using expanding foam, and she’s created a couple videos explaining how to use the material and how to carve it. She explains that after the piece is carved, she covers it in masking tape, applies a coat of newspaper with wallpaper glue, and covers it in papier mache. After the piece is dry, she sands it to smooth out the surface. I’m not sure that I’m sold on using expanding foam yet because carving it leads to a huge mess, but after watching Kamui’s videos, I can see the potential.

Turn on CC for English subtitles in the videos.

She explains the carving process more in this video:


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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.

Join 8,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Cleaning is key

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython @ Hackaday SuperCon #ICYMI @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.