On his show for the AWE me YouTube channel, prop maker Dustin McLean tackles DIY tutorials for props using everyday items. You know, the sort of items you can find at a hardware store — no specialty supply shops required. In the latest episode, he makes the ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The cylindrical container is pretty straightforward, and McLean used green hand soap, some PVC couplings, Voss brand water bottles (they’re the perfect tube shape), and magnetic clip-on lights for the build. The supplies cost less than $20. Watch the above video to see how you can make an ooze canister of your very own.
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.