Many aspects of cosplay are time consuming, but if you find yourself performing similar tasks over and over again as you work, it’s a good idea to take a moment to see if you can do anything to make them easier. Nicole of beaufrog worked on a few projects that required pleats and measuring, pinning, and ironing pleats is quite labor intensive. She realized creating a pleating board would make the process go more quickly and would ensure the pleats were straight and uniform. She wrote a how-to post with images but also shared a tutorial on YouTube:
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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