Maker communities are a great resource for finding and working with fellow cosplayers, and bonus, it means you have a group of built-in convention buddies. Members of SoDo Makerspace (SMS) attended Emerald City Comicon together last weekend in full cosplay. One member in particular made an awesome prop we need to show off: Richard Albritton. His costume (above right) is an original design; he’s a post-apocalyptic Cyber War Monk. It’s a creative ensemble and his warhammer prop is especially impressive. It’s the second, upgraded version of the weapon. Tony of SMS says:
The warhammer pictured is actually Richard’s “revision B,” and was completely remade from EVA foam, plastidip, spools of neopixel LEDs, an accelerometer, and several microcontrollers to drive its lights and motion-activated sounds.
The warhammer was made to withstand LARPing action, and it even makes unique sounds when it’s struck. Pretty rad, huh?
And Tony from SMS went as Tony Stark using Adafruit’s design to craft an arc reactor. Read all about SMS’ trip to Emerald City Comicon and see more pictures at their website.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.