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NEW TUTORIAL: Build your own borg (BYOB)

NEW TUTORIAL: Build your own borg (BYOB).

The Borg Collective is one of Star Trek’s most recognizable and iconic villains. After seeing them my daughter instantly new what her next Halloween costume would be. Adapting and “assimilating” some other guides, we worked together to assemble a Gemma/Trinket & NeoPixel powered costume.

The main features include:

  • some NeoPixels located throughout cycling a random pattern of colours
  • a NeoPixel ring eyepiece blinking a random pattern
  • a laser diode mounted to a micro servo, based off the Laser Dog Goggles project

With this guide you can put together one of your own for your next Halloween or Sci-Fi con.

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See the full tutorial here!


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