When you next feel a need to dress like an evil robot, consider becoming HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Don’t be afraid that you can’t do that. Instructables member jacqueslelezard created a simple and effective HAL costume from cardboard, a tablet, black acrylic paint, a mosquito net, and a strap to keep the mask on. The hardest part of the costume wlll probably be finding a box to fit your head or building one to fit. He used plans of HAL from the film to get the proper dimensions.
Once you have a cardboard box, unfold it and paint it with black acrylic paint. You may have to apply multiple layers for full coverage. Jacques installed a piece of mosquito netting forthe top grid and then made a cardboard pocket of sorts for a tablet to rest in on the back of the mask.
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.