Adam Savage is a maker and also a geek that loves collectibles and replicas; the combination means he crafts all sorts of dreamy items. I’ve highlighted more than a few of his projects in the past, and now I’m going to show off one of his latest builds: a replica Zorg ZF-1 pod weapon from The Fifth Element. Yep. Savage took 17 years to get the replica just right. He went so far as to track down a foreign version of the movie that had a feature showing the prop weapon being dismantled. He discusses the work that went into the ZF-1 in the above video, posted to Tested.
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.