You’re probably not afraid of any ghosts, but if you’re planning to be a Ghostbuster for Halloween you should be prepared to capture them. You’ll need a proton pack, and while it would be wonderful to create a screen accurate replica of the backpack, you can get close with an old backpack, foam, and a few more supplies. Albion Gould put together a straightforward tutorial on building a proton pack from the materials mentioned above plus some scrap cable, a box, and paint.
She cut out the foam pieces to match the general shapes of the proton pack and glued them onto an 11 inch by 15 inch box. Then she spray painted everything black. She cut up some scrap cables and inserted them into the foam pieces and added a few more touches to make a simple but effective Ghostbusters proton pack. These kind of projects can save the day as you scramble for last minute costumes for Halloween.
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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.