Those of you still playing Pokémon Go have a fantastic Halloween costume opportunity in front of you: dress like the trainer in your game. The avatars come with some customizable features, and you can make your costume to match your avatar’s specific look. YouTuber and professional costume designer Mey Lynn made a video tutorial explaining how you can craft the athletic ensemble using basic supplies and some spandex, other stretchy fabric, and elastic. Watch the above to see how it comes together and read the description of the video on YouTube to get a full materials list.
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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.
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