If you’re taking multiple costumes and delicate props to conventions, it’s not always feasible to put them in checked baggage. You might have to ship them. Or you might have to ship them in order to get them to clients. Harrison Krix of Volpin Props has had to put his creations in the post several times over the years, and he put together a how-to in order to help others make shipping crates. Doing it yourself will potentially save hundreds of dollars.
It simple and effective. Krix says: “The basic construction is a series of four 3/8″ thick plywood panels framed with 1.5″ x 1.5″ lumber supports.” He shares a tool to calculate the dimensions before going through everything step by step. Read more at his blog.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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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