Ben and Bianca have a how-to series with Cinefix called Homemade Movies. They put together tutorials showing viewers how to make props and costumes from films with everyday objects. It’s resourceful, inexpensive, and a great way to repurpose stuff you might have around your house. They tackled Deadpool’s red suit in a recent episode. The film premiered over the weekend, so in case you’re dying to make your own Deadpool costume for the convention center, they have you covered. After you’ve watched the episode, you can get templates for the armor at Homemade Movies’ Facebook page.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.
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