Tis the season for Lightsabers! Builds by @chinbeard @sophywong and @KjDesigns365

This week there were awesome lightsaber builds released this week by Bill Doran, Sophy Wong and Kirby Downey. Check out their build videos on YouTube. Both feature custom designs that are based off the Adafruit PropMaker FeatherWing and Circuit Python.

Wanna build your own? Check out the learn guides for thorough tutorials on how to wire, code and assembly your own lightsaber. And may the force be with you!

Learn Guide: 3W LED Saber Build

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We recently released a new video on building our 3W LED propmaker lightsaber on YouTube. The learn guide was published back in June, 2019.



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