You don’t have to walk into fire to hatch a dragon. If you’re a maker like Raptor with a Shotgun, you can just create a Game of Thrones dragon from scratch. She built a miniature, detailed Drogon for the season seven finale of the HBO series — Drogon is the red and black dragon Daenerys rides.
She spent over two weeks making the dragon. It stands a foot and a half tall and weighs 40 pounds. That makes it a little heavy to carry around as a prop to go with a Targaryen costume, but it’s still worthwhile to see the process. Raptor, a.k.a. Maya Lowry, started with a sketch and built the base of the body from aluminum foil. She sculpted the head and all of Drogon’s scales. You can see a few progress pictures below, with more at Facebook.
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.