Ah, yes. It’s that time of the season where Unicorns start lurking. As the maker holiday, Halloween, approaches we thought we’d start planning projects before October. With the end of September just about a week away, it could already be too late to start working on a BIG project. Ideally we should plan in the beginning of September. But, depending on how fast or devoted one is to take on a big project, four weeks before Halloween, here’s a quick and easy project that will take about an hour.
This unicorn horn is a remix from last years version. I designed it in Fusion 360 as an exercise to see if I could use the sculpt tools to make a tapered spiral using a coil. In my Layer by Layer tutorial, I walk through building this style of unicorn horn and show how it’s possible to print it using a dual extruder. I think of this as a Prequel to the original because instead of using a micro controller and NeoPixel LEDs, it’s simply an LED, JST breakout and a small lipo battery. I think it’s a good project for anyone who is completely new to electronics and just wants a quick and dirty 101 project.
So, if you are interested in making this project, or think it’s something that’s great for a noobie, Check out the tutorial and STLs.