The time for Halloween costume parties is nearly upon us, and if you’re still looking for inspiration, why not start work on a LEGO minifig costume? You can make a LEGO minifig to match your appearance, or you can start with the minifig base and then modify it to be a character from Star Wars, Marvel, or any other LEGO franchise. You can build the costume base from cardboard and glue. The above video from The Q goes through the steps and is helpful for the visuals, but I recommend pairing the video with this written tutorial from Sew Woodsy to help with measurements.
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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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