Curious about how to get a more seamless look for your armor made from EVA foam? Selby Props — we just featured his work on a Little Shop of Horrors puppet — put together a tutorial video on how to create seamless edges in your foam armor builds. His technique gives armor a cleaner, smoother look. He especially uses the process on larger builds. Rather than slicing separate pieces of foam out from a template and piecing them back together with glue, he cut channels on the back of the armor and folded the foam into shape. The end of the video features a comparison of the finished armor using both techniques so you can see the different effects.
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.