LEARN: Viking wayFinder Project: Side glow acrylic and Neopixels
Embrace your inner barbarian with magical lights and tech. This guide will take you through design and creation of a 3d printed enclosure for laser-cut side glow acrylic using a Pro Trinket and neopixel skinny LEDs. Add something truly unique to your cosplay. Use it to tell fortunes, open Waystones, or barter for mead.
I love this guide because it mixes the newest, fanciest tech available with ancient myths and stories, creating an alternate reality of futuristic post apocalypse tech-magic. Because that’s just how I roll.
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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.
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