In this project, you’ll learn how to add triggered lighting effects to your cosplay props. The electronics used in this prop are great for cosplay weapons or really anything that needs to flash when you press a button. Inside the barrel is a single NeoPixel. Mounted behind the trigger is a little push button, so when the trigger is squeezed, it actuates the button and lights up the NeoPixel. The Adafruit Trinket and 500mAh lipo battery are fitted inside the magazine and the entire prop is 3D printed.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!