Expo Holiday Market snapshot

Posted By Yana

Nov 21st 2016


Although Calgary Expo Holiday Market that took place over this weekend was not exactly costume-abundant, it was nice to see the finished costume Solarbotics helped to bling up with our SuperFlex LED strings: Analeigh Cosplay’s Who of Whoville!

Starry Night Pendant Assembly Guide

Posted By Dave

Nov 17th 2016


We’ve already blogged about the Technology Grad Dresses, which are accompanied by the Starry Night Pendant as a perfect finishing touch to complete the outfit. Since then, we’ve upgraded and improved the Pendant design to make it a fully documented kit, rather than just a bundle: The 2xAAA battery holder offers longer life, less cost … Continue reading Starry Night Pendant Assembly Guide

DIY LED Fosshape Horns

Posted By Yana

Nov 17th 2016


Supplies: Fosshape 300 2 x slow scroll RGB LED 2 x coin cell batteries conductive thread 2 x coin cell battery holder – sewable 2 x pieces of velcro (hook side) dimensional fabric paint (like this) – not included in the kit Tools: scissors needle heat gun needlenose pliers clear nail polish – optional Step … Continue reading DIY LED Fosshape Horns

New Product: Displays

Posted By Yana

Nov 1st 2016


Prop SX Controller $103.99 Advanced prop designers and industrial engineers have asked us for more horsepower and that’s what we’ve delivered with the Prop-SX. LK204-24-USB-WB USB LCD Module $103.00 USB 4 line by 20 character Display with lots of features! White on blue. 2.8″ TFT Touchscreen $47.18 Add some jazz & pizazz to your project … Continue reading New Product: Displays

Robot Costume Hack

Posted By Dan Damron

Oct 24th 2016


Since Halloween is just around the corner we’ve built and published a few projects in order to give some ideas to the DIY costume-inclined folks. One is DIY Halloween RGB LED Kitty Ears and two is Halloween LED Witch Hat. So for this third hack we started with an online-bought robot costume, but being a … Continue reading Robot Costume Hack

New Product: Wearables & Kits

Posted By Yana

Oct 17th 2016


Adafruit Trinket-Powered Neopixel Goggle Kit $52.00 This kit is a bit goofy and geeky, but a whole lot of fun to wear – Glowy goggles! Addressable RGB Dress Bundle $104.11 Having been involved with more than a handful of technology dresses and costumes on various occasions we’ve learned a lot in the process, and wanted … Continue reading New Product: Wearables & Kits

DIY Halloween RGB LED Kitty Ears

Posted By Yana

Oct 10th 2016


Simple cosplay cat ears made out of Fosshape, decorated with rhinestones and complete with RGB LEDs for color changing effect. Materials: Fosshape 300 2 x slow scroll RGB LEDs 2 x CR2032 coin cell batteries 2 x coin cell battery holders 100 flatback rhinestones 2 x hairclips fake fur steel ball chain Tools: scissors heat … Continue reading DIY Halloween RGB LED Kitty Ears

Golem at Calgary Comic Expo

Posted By Yana

Sep 21st 2016


Solarbotics has worked on a good many interesting costuming projects, but few have been as unique as Shannon Chappell’s Rock Golem. Shannon did a fabulous job repurposing electronics for the Golem, and if you’re trying to do the same, be ready for some major dumpster-diving. Alternately, since we first worked on the Golem, we’ve been … Continue reading Golem at Calgary Comic Expo

Solarbotics’ Grove Academic Education Bundles

Posted By Dave

Sep 8th 2016


Last summer during a Solarbotics Robotics for Educators session, one of the teachers noted something about many of the mainstream robotics and electronics learning platforms commonly used in classrooms. He said that those platforms suffered from the Black Box Effect. This effect was where the “black boxes,” the controllers, were plugged into the computer and … Continue reading Solarbotics’ Grove Academic Education Bundles

New Product: Sensors

Posted By Yana

Aug 31st 2016


Seeed Grove – IMU 9DOF V2 $18.23 The Grove 9 degree-of-freedom (DOF) module features the MPU-9250, and is an easy-to-use all in one module from SeeedStudios. Teensy Prop Shield LC $13.00 The Prop Shield LC is the stripped-down version of the Teensy Prop Sensor Shield (motion sensors removed) Prop Shield With Motion Sensors $27.00 The … Continue reading New Product: Sensors





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