Introduction

Your looks will turn them all to stone, and your snakes will writhe in delight and delicious decadence.  The glow from your serpentine hair will only be eclipsed by the toothsome grin you wear as you fill your statue garden with wonders wrought from your deadly gaze.

This is not a step-by-step guide, rather an overview of how I used Crickit and Circuit Playground to create this costume.  The Crickit is so easy to use that it's a great first foray into the world of animatronics and servos.  

I used MakeCode's drag-and-drop editor to create the code that runs the servos and the lights, so it's easy to learn and customize even if you're not a coder.

Materials

1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express
1 x Crickit
Crickit for Circuit Playground Express adds robotics, lighting, and amplified sound to your projects!
2 x Micro Servo
Micro Servo
1 x Battery Holder
3x AA Battery holder with 2.1mm plug
1 x Batteries
AA Batteries (non-rechargeable)
1 x On/Off Switch
Tactile On/Off switch with leads

You Will Also Need

  • 3mm Side-glow light pipe -- I find this sold as "glowing shoelaces" on Amazon.  
  • Mini Tubular Crin in various colors - I got 15 yards each of light green, dark green and black
  • 16-18 gauge steel wire & wire cutters / pliers -- this is about coat hanger size
  • Hot glue gun
  • 5mm EVA craft foam
  • Contact cement
  • Wigs, jewels, and other decor
  • Drill 
  • 3d printer (or you can order the printed part online)

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This guide was first published on Oct 24, 2018. It was last updated on Nov 17, 2018. This page (Introduction) was last updated on Oct 24, 2018.