One of the advantage of using EVA foam for costumes and props is how you can manipulate it into different textures. It’s a malleable enough surface to absorb stamps, imprints, and any sort of mark you put into it. One method to make EVA foam look like leather involves using aluminum foil. But ZakLabs has another technique. He boiled the material, and as you see above, the foam’s surface appears like pebbled leather. He says:
How did I make it? It’s simply 1/2″ Y20 EVA foam…that I BOILED! I put it in a big pot of boiling water (with lots of ventilation) for about 10-15 minutes and then took it out to cool. It cools rapidly and as it was cooling i kinda squished it all together. And it created this cool looking surface!
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.