A plethora of versatile materials are on the market for cosplay — everything from craft foam to Worbla — but going simple can have a stunning effect. Crochet hooks and yarn can go a long way. I saw a Scarlet Witch at New York Comic Con with a completely crocheted cape and helm, and then this morning, I spotted this little E.T. on the internet. The materials may be straightforward, but nothing about this build looks simple. Stephanie made the costume for her son Jack and did so for under $10 in four days. Read more about the build at Crochetverse.
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.