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December 25, 2014 AT 2:30 am

3DxChristmas – Star Wars Death Star Christmas Bauble #NeoPixels #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Jon Russell created an Adafruit NeoPixel Ring augmented Star Wars Death Star Christmas Bauble:

…The Death Star model came from Thingiverse. The print took about 5 hours and as it was only our second 3D print, it was a pretty good quality.

It had a void in the middle, which fitted an Arduino Mini, so I installed some LEDs to make it flash …

I used a 24 RGB LED NeoPixel ring from Adafruit and an Arduino Pro Mini from SparkFun and a high brightness green LED.

With the help of some hot glue, I installed the flashing innards. the two halves are held together with bits magnets from an old hard drive. Its powered by a USB power adapter, and the bauble hangs from the cable….

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