New Project! Obisidian’s GreatSword @CartoonNetwork #StevenUniverse #DIY #cosplay

In this project, we’re building Obsidian’s Sword from Steven Universe. This thing was forged from foam core and has a NeoPixel LED strip making it super bright. In this video we’ll show you how you can build your own.
Get the parts to build this project, links are in the description. Use Adafruit Circuit Playground and Microsoft’s MakeCode to program the LED strip. You can Drag and drop code blocks or write Javascript to make it interactive.

Download our free template and cut the shapes out of Foam Core. The main pieces are layered together with hot glue. A sheet of white paper will diffused the LEDs. Additional layers are laid on top and the cover is pressed fitted so it’s removable. The NeoPixel strip is placed in the center and wedged in between this groove. Use alligator clip extension wire to lengthen the connections. Paper towel roll acts as the handle and press fits over the tang. Wires pass through the handle and out of the pommel guard. The battery pack is fitted inside the handle. Insert the pommel and place the circuit playground on top. Alligator clips make it easy to connect. Additional layers can be added to the slits in the pommel cover. Print the grip texture and wrap it around the paper towel. Cut out the crossguard and layer the texture on top with glue stick. Secure the front and back layers onto the grip using hot glue. Be sure to check the learn guide for this project. We hope you master your technique and fuse your skills to help protect humanity.

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