Even if you don’t watch Futurama, Turanga Leela probably looks familiar to you. Known as Leela, the ship captain is tough and frequently saves the day. Cosplaying her can be tricky because it’s not easy to pull off the single eye look and retain a full field of vision, but cosplayer Holly Brooke figured out a practical solution. She painted what appears to be a pair of glasses/lenses and fit the whole piece over both of her eyes. She crafted the “eye” as well as the rest of the costume except for the raygun — that was made by Keroga Forge.
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
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.