Graflex Flash Gun Handles and the Origins of the Lightsaber | #StarWars
Who knew?! The inspiration – indeed the original slightly modified prop – for lightsabers originated with vintage Graflex flash handles. Now, I’m warning you, don’t further search places like eBay because you’ll find sellers asking exorbitant amounts of money for what is essentially just a nicely milled metal tube. Still, cool historical inspiration for a retro-future space opera movie prop!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.