It’s only logical to want properly pointed ears to go with your Vulcan cosplay. Star Trek made ear prosthetics popular and so did Lord of the Rings. While you can purchase pre-made ears that fit over your own and modify them, you can also start from scratch and create a realistic set of ear prosthetics that are an exact match. Tested host Norman Chan worked with effects artist Frank Ippolito to sculpt and cast a set of ears for him to wear at WonderCon. It started with making life casts of Norman’s ears, pulling reference photos, and using medium chavant clay to sculpt the ears. As Ippolito works, he and Chan discuss materials and processes – including application.
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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.
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