About a month ago, I shared in-progress photos of Allie Rose-Marie Leost’s (AllieCat Art and Cosplay) Lieutenant Allison Jakes costume. She used Adafruit LEDs to light the sword, backpack, and breastplate. The costume is now finished, and Allie shared a tutorial showing how she transformed the Worbla armor with airbrush and drybrush techniques over 16 steps. The visual portion of the tutorial shows the effects each step has so you can constantly compare your work as you follow it. She used an air compressor, an eclipse gun, spray paint, wood glue, and a few other items. You can read the complete list of supplies and the details on each step of the tutorial at DeviantArt.
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.