0

February 23, 2015 AT 5:00 pm

Light-Up Crucible Spellbook Cosplay Prop

crucible spellbook aion

Kamui Cosplay is no stranger to incorporating lights into her costumes – she even wrote a how-to book on the subject – but she tried something new for her latest project and used Arduinos and LEDs to create a cool effect on a prop. She built a Crucible Spellbook from Aion to go with her Cleric costume. The base is EVA foam that she covered with Worbla, and the hinge is Worbla-covered PVC pipes. She built space in for the circuit she wanted to add and soldered some digital LED strips together and hot glued them into both sides of the book. She used products from Adafruit for the project. She explains:

While I’ve worked a lot with Arduinos in the past, they were simply too expensive and too large for my own projects. So I’ve searched for some alternatives and found some amazing products from Adafruit Industries. As you can see, the circuit you see now became super tiny: A lipo battery with 1200mAh, a Powerboost for the right voltage output and charging options and the Adafruit Trinket as a Arduino replacement. If you’re curious, you’ll find more information about this circuit here: https://learn.adafruit.com/trinket-neopixel-led-longboard?view=all
I will also explain everything in detail in my upcoming book!
Adafruit products are truly magical and I was super excited how easy and fast everything worked!

…And yes, I just covered the circuit in tape and hot glued it in. Every electronic pro will probably hate me.

Watch a video showing the effect in action at Facebook.

Here’s the book with the finished cleric costume:

1506580_998276820200831_2099096545222270286_n

Keep up with Kamui Cosplay’s latest work at Facebook.


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove

Wearables — Chalk it up

Electronics — Look to ferrites (no, not ferrets, the European polecat) when faced with high frequency

Biohacking — A Run in the Altra IQ Smart Shoes

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.