Expandable Light Wand #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Hey whats up folks in this project we’ll show you how to build a light up prop using Adafruit’s prop-maker! This is fully 3D printed and has a collapsible blade. It’s made from segments that are tapered so it can retract. It makes a pretty cool effect when you swing it around.

All of the electronics are housed inside the 3D printed hilt. It’s also got an accelerometer for motion activated sound effects. It plays different sounds for swings and hits. They’re also randomized and feel pretty responsive to your motion. The blade is removable and the hilt makes a pretty sweet flashlight. Inside the emitter is an insanely bright 3W RGB LED.

New Learn Guide: Prop-Maker Light Up Prop

Latest Parts List
Adafruit Feather M4 https://adafru.it/3857
Adafruit Prop-Maker FeatherWing https://adafru.it/3988
3W RGB LED https://adafru.it/2530
2200mAh battery https://adafru.it/1781
Mini oval speaker https://adafru.it/3923
Mini panel mounted toggle switch https://adafru.it/3221
Focusing lens https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YGBKA40/

Designed to fit John Mulac’s @3dprintingworld collapsing blade
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3606120/files
https://www.thingiverse.com/3DPRINTINGWORLD


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