It seems to me that one of the best parts of having children is putting them into costumes. Luis Linares made a trio of Jawa robes for his three kids — that’s almost enough to take control of a sandcrawler. Linares, the builder of the Hellboy meets Darth Maul costume we recently featured, made his kids into a Jawa clan. They even had glowing eyes created by LEDs. Linares modified Jason-style plastic hockey masks. He covered the holes for the eyes and added the lights and covered the front of the mask in a black material. He crafted leather pouches for all the outfits and sewed and dyed the robes using liquid Rit dye.
See a few in progress photos below and more on Luis’ Facebook page.
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.