More than a few costumes have elements or props that need a glowing orb or gem, and it’s easy to make one using a silicone mold, paint, foil, thermoplastic beads, and some LEDs. Those are most of the supplies Ash Cosplay uses in the above how-to video. Once the orb/gem is finished (which she covers in detail), Ash nestles and then glues an LED strip inside the back of the hollow gem — you could absolutely use single LEDs in a different pattern inside the gem for more thorough coverage.
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.
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