With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the horizon (the film will be in theaters on December 18), it’s an ideal time to make an X-wing helmet. AWE me networks’ DIY Prop Shop is here to help. In the most recent episode, host Dustin McLean goes over the necessary steps to make Luke Skywalker’s X-wing helmet using everyday sort of materials that also happen to be inexpensive. Supplies include a baseball helmet he obtained from a thrift shop, orange safety goggles, cardboard, and hot glue. The tutorial requires a few tools, but overall, it looks pretty easy.
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.