In this project we’ll show you how we added NeoPixels to our drone to make it look like a it has a tractor beam.
This is really simple project just in time for Halloween or even lighting effects for a video.
All you’ll need to build this project is an Adafruit Trinket and a 24 NeoPixel ring.
We designed and 3D printed a custom mount to attach to the landing gear of a DJI Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 is able to power the trinket through the USB port on the side and the 3d printed clips holds all of the parts.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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.