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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 41 by Mark Frauenfelder

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Creating Cosmic Couture with Mylar

Time Required: 1 Hour Cost: $0–$5

Written by Michelle Hlubinka

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Jeffrey Braverman

MICHELLE HLUBINKA

is director of custom programs for Maker Media, overseeing outreach and programming to help schools, kids, and families get into making, including her own two sparkly young boys (Ion is pictured above, left).

You will need:

» Mylar “space blankets” A lot of bang for the buck; the stuff is cheap and surprisingly squishable for easy storage.

» Scissors

» Invisible tape aka Scotch tape; easy to remove

» Flexible aluminum duct, 3" (optional) for robot and astronaut arms

» Cardboard boxes (optional) for robot bodies ...

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