Even when you’re an expert in a given field, I find it’s always good to refresh yourselves on the basics. To that effect, Tested has released a couple of Shop Tips videos. These are 101 type rundowns that are obviously perfect for beginners but also useful for experienced cosplayers and prop makers. The videos with Frank Ippolito cover the topics of brush cleaning and cutting foam. Carve out a few minutes and see if you pick up any new tricks.
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.