#StarWarsDay: May the 4th Be With You

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Happy Star Wars Day! Not only has the Star Wars universe brought us massive amounts of joy, fun, and cultural content, it’s also been an incredible source of inspiration for makers over the years (including us!) We’re celebrating May the 4th over here by reviewing some of our favorite Star Wars themed projects, plus searching the web for ideas and builds from makers around the world.

We hope you’re celebrating in style! (And, of course, May the 4th be with you)

Here’s a round-up of some cool stuff/resources for this year:

And, last but not least, here’s a list of some of our favorite Star-Wars-themed Adafruit projects:

Construct your own Star Wars​ lightsaber using 3D printed parts and the Prop Maker Feather Wing!


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