Spray painting and airbrushing have their uses when it comes to applying colors and textures to costumes and props, but if you’re willing to put in the effort to paint surfaces by hand, you can add details you wouldn’t otherwise get. In their latest how-to video, Punished Props Academy, a.k.a. Punished Props, teams up with SKS Props to learn the basics of hand painting props. Bill Doran and Steven K. Smith, of Punished Props and SKS Props respectively, go over techniques, the types of paints Smith uses most often, the best brushes for the job, and more. Watch above.
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.