The Stan Winston School offers a variety of live and on demand webcourses. They use the medium to teach everything from applying prosthetics, to sculpting maquettes, to body casting on a budget, to animatronics. An upcoming course focuses on designing animatronic control systems with Arduino technology. Master FX mechanic David Covarrubias is teaching the course, and he’s been working with Arduino programming for about five years. He’s worked on films such as Pacific Rim, Iron Man, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and others.
The webcourse will cover:
Intro to Arduino software & hardware
Using Robotic & RC Servos
Programming LED Lights
Modifying & Writing Code
It’s a great way to get familiar with the processes to improve your cosplay builds. You can sign up for the three day, 12 hour course at the Stan Winston School.