Need a prop sword for your costume? You could go with a foam design or purchase a weapon, but Titus from Towering Props has a tutorial explaining how to make your own from a practice sword and makes it look easy. Plus, he shows you can do it for about $50. You just need to gather the following materials and tools (if you don’t have the tools on hand, it will cost more):
Cold Steal practice sword
Asst. colors of spray paint
Asst. acrylic craft paint
Zip lock bags
Rustoleum universal spray paint
Even if you don’t need a sword, the tutorial is worth a watch because you can learn how to add a metallic finish and weathering to your cosplay props or armor.
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.