AWE me’s DIY Prop Shop focuses on making replica props for less than $50. Since the series focuses on using inexpensive materials and regularly reviews basic techniques, it’s a good one for beginning cosplayers and makers to binge. Their recent episode celebrates the 35th anniversary of Tron with a replica of the helmet in the film. They begin with a bicycle helmet to make a pattern for a foam helmet, and after construction, it’s all about adding precise details with acrylic and UV paint.
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.