New Guide: No-Sew Cotton Face Mask with a Window – DIY Tutorial
It seems face masks are here to stay for the next few months. We’ve got a brand-new tutorial from Erin St. Blaine showing how to create a comfortable face mask with a plastic window in the middle, no sewing skills required. The mask is made from easy to find materials you may already have in your house, and held together with flexible E6800 glue. It’s washable and treated with anti-fog so it won’t fog up when you talk.
This mask is a life saver for the hearing impaired, who are having a tougher time communicating when faces are completely covered. From the guide:
Communicate clearly and stylishly with this cotton face mask that sports a clear plastic window.
This guide details how to make a double layered face mask with a terrycloth towel lining and a fabric cover, held on by elastic cord that loops over the ears. The center of the mask has an anti-fog-treated clear plastic window, so the folks around you can see your lips move. Whether you work with the hearing-impaired or just prefer seeing people’s faces as they talk, this mask design will restore a lot of understanding to your interactions.
This is a no-sew guide — we’ll use E6800 glue to hold the pieces together. If you do have sewing skills, the same steps can be followed using a needle and thread or sewing machine. Take a look at this Cotton Face Mask Guide for hand-sewing guidance.
We’ve also included a few resources for places to donate your handmade masks.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.