Circuit Playground Bluefruit Lighted Unicorn Night Light

Chris Carpenter of CCHobby shared their Unicorn Night Light featuring the Circuit Playground Bluefruit.

I found an old glass unicorn I’ve had since I was kid while cleaning out some old boxes. It originally came with a white incandescent light and was a night light. I wanted to use it again but wanted it do more than just light up with a white light.

I have an Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit (CPB) that has a built in Neopixel ring. Its the perfect size to light up my unicorn. So I generated a 3″x3″x2″ box on MakeCase. If you haven’t used it the site is awesome. It lets you enter the dimensions of your box, material thickness and what type of joints you want. It then auto generates a box and gives you either a .dxf or .svg output. You can put this in your laser cutter software and use it to make a box.

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