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August 3, 2017 AT 9:00 am

Guardian Shield + Zelda Breath of the Wild #3DThursday #3DPrinting

In this project we’ll build the Guardian Shield + from Zelda Breath of the Wild! This shield measures 700 millimeters wide by 600 millimeters tall. We used a 1 meter long high density mini NeoPixel strip to illuminate the “blades” of the shield!

read the full step by step guide on: https://learn.adafruit.com/guardian-shield-zelda-breath-of-the-wild/overview

The main body is printed in clear translucent PLA to allow the lights from the LEDs to shine through. The blades are printed with a blue translucent PLA which is uv fluorescent and glows bright under black lights!

We used gray PLA for the back circular attachment and the handles. Gray PLA is used to mask details on the front of the shield. The masks help to block out light to define the details on the front of the shield!


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