These parts are stringy and need a bit of cleanup which is easy to do with a pair of flush snips.
To color the parts, you can airbrush both sides starting with some shades of purple.
Then you can add some blue and blend them together to make some gradients.
Airbrushing Ninjaflex is better than acrylic paints because it won’t crack when flexing.
The lens is added to the center hole cutout and is held in place with the lip along the edge.
The HalloWing board is placed on top with the mounting holes lined up.
Machine screws can then be fastened to the built-in standoffs for a nice and secured fit.
The placement of the board is set up so the display is exactly in the center of the mask.
The back side can then be added with the flap lined up with the built-in switch.
Machine screws are added to each of the mounting tabs with the two sides held together.
Use acrylic paint on the screws to help them blend into the body.
JST Extension Cable
You can add an extension cable for a bigger battery and hide it in your pocket so it’s not directly over your face.
The tips of the mask are bent and held in place overnight so it’ll retain a curved shape.
You can add a strap or a piece of Ninjaflex to act as a string to keep the mask fitted over your face.
We hope this inspires you to try out some Ninjaflex and check out the Adafruit HalloWing for your next project!
This guide was first published on Sep 14, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-09-14 13:39:06 -0400.
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