Need a last minute costume for an office Halloween gathering? Or any occasion? Keep it simple. Minimal effort can go a long way, and Instructables user pluralmolecule showcases this with his three step program to become Dilbert from the comic of the same name by Scott Adams. All you need is the suit slacks and button down shirt, construction paper, plastic glass frames, and some glue. He printed the mask, and here’s how he made the tie:
I toyed with wire in an actual tie, but a paper tie really got the curled up look right, and was easy to wear. To create the tie cut out the shapes below. For the stripes, cut a bunch of strips of the contrasting color and glue them on the tie overlapping out the sides. When the glue is dry, cut off the excess.
To tie the tie on, I glued a loop of cardboard to the top of the tie, and ran a piece of string through the loop.
It’s easy enough for anyone to do, and though it is basic, this is a great example of how quickly you can jump into costuming. This tiny bit of work could lead to doing more complex costumes down the road.
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.