Hopefully you’ve already got your Halloween costume in order – heck hopefully you’re wearing it right now, at work or school or at whatever maker-party you’re attending! So bookmark this for later: if you’re looking for a craft-friendly Stormtrooper helmet, be sure to check out Dali-Lomo’s template, made from former cereal boxes, hot glue, plastic bottles – you get the idea. There’s a 4-part video timelapse series on their blog as well – and you are free to easily customize the helmet to your own design (I say “easily” because it is, after all, mostly cardboard!).
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.