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halocostume 5 Today on Maker Camp: Making is Believing

A Halo costume created by Shawn Thorsson.

We’ve got a double header for you as we kick off the final week of Maker Camp. The theme of this week is Make: Believe and to get started we’re going to hangout with master costume and prop builder Shawn Thorsson at 11am PDT. He will show us how to make a prop hammer out of casting foam and talk about other tricks of his trade. For added inspiration, he’ll also be showing off some of the amazing props he’s created.

Today’s first project is how to cast a cool robot toolchain. For an advanced project, we’re featuring moldmaking by none other than Myth Buster’s Adam Savage.

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Ayah Bdeir.

Then at 1pm PDT we’re going to hangout with Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits. She will lead a special Make: Believe HOA demonstrating how littleBits can help anyone use electronics to bring imagination to life. And she’ll be showing off her Unihorn Bike Helmet that you can make, too!

What a start to the week!  Catch it all and rest of this week’s Maker Camp on Google+.

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.


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