Making is the final frontier. These are the projects of Adafruit Industries. Its life long mission: to explore strange new projects, to seek out new 3D printed forms and new circuitry, to boldly make what no maker has made before.
Boldly go where no project has gone before with this real working Star Trek Communicator!
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.
With this guide you can put together one of your own for your next Halloween or Sci-Fi con.
ElmoC shared this Star Trek themed build on Thingiverse
I really liked the style of the Warp Core Table Lamp done by ThePlanetMike, but at the time, there was very little information about how the lighting was done. Also, the light pattern was not the same as seen in the show. So, I thought I would try doing my own lighting and came up with this. A lot of the pieces are a complete redesign from the original. The chamber and matter injector have some modifications, but are based off the original pieces.
Find all of our 3D printing Tutorials here and check out our Star Trek blog posts here!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.