Since it’s May the 4th and a day to celebrate Star Wars, it’s a fine time to learn how to make one of the most iconic weapons from the movie — the lightsaber. YouTuber I Like to Make Stuff, a.k.a. Bob Clagett, shared his tutorial for the process for making the hilt from scratch and crafting the electronics to make the “blade” portion of the weapon light-up. Watch the above video for details.
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.
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