As founder and leader of the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz is an extra special character in Steven Universe. Cosplayer Suspicious Tumbleweed made a replica of Rose Quartz’s sword for a commission and uploaded a process video on YouTube. She started with a paper print-out of the sword and traced the hilt design onto craft foam before covering it in Worbla. The blade was made from EVA foam before it was also covered in Worbla. This is a useful tutorial for seeing how Worbla is heated, shaped, painted, and finished.
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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