Build a sci-fi inspired bike light using Adafruit Feather and NeoPixels. Use an RGB LED Button to cycle through different colors and animations. The button will actually match the colors of the NeoPixels!
This is a 3D printed a headlight for my bike. I designed a mounting plate to house a 24x NeoPixel ring and 7x NeoPixel Jewel. The headlight fixture was inspired by rocket boosters and jet engines. I had the idea of an illuminated edge band that wraps around a cylinder with an illuminated inner core. By combining black PLA and translucent PLA, you can mask out certain geometry while illuminating other elements. I’ve been meaning to design specifically for dual extrusion such as the Ultimaker 3 and this is what I came up with.
Code, Build Instructions, and Source Files:
Adafruit Feather M4 Express
24 NeoPixel Ring
7 NeoPixel Jewel
2200mAh 3.7V Battery
RGB LED Metal Button
3D Parts Library on GitHub
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!