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September 25, 2017 AT 4:03 pm

New Tutorial: Make a Fiber Optic LED Whip

Fiber Optic Whips

New on the Adafruit Learning System: make a Fiber Optic LED Whip.

This whip makes me feel like I’m dancing with a thousand fireflies.

Its light source is a neopixel jewel, with seven addressable pixels allowing for an amazing array of color changes and animations.  The end-glow fibers dance around in the air and create a whirl of color points that is mesmerizing to watch and incredibly fun to play with.  I never want to put it down.

The handle is 3d printed and fits the battery and all the electronics inside.  There’s a button for changing modes and an on-off switch.  It’s got an onboard battery charger too, so you can play with it for hours and then recharge by plugging in a USB cable.


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