This is a fully 3D printed prop that we designed to a DIY kit that you can build yourself with electronics from Adafruit. It’s built to be durable so you can throw some heavy swings for those intense photo shoots. All of the electronics are hidden inside the hilt and it features motion activated lights and sound.
For the electronics, the Prop-Maker FeatherWing is designed for making props with lights and sounds. It’s great for portable projects that need motion sensing, buttons and powering lots of NeoPixel LEDs.
Bluetooth NeoPixels LEDs
Combined with the Feather nRF52840 Bluefruit you can use the Bluefruit Connect app to change the color of the NeoPixel LEDs. This is great for cosplay props with need to be remotely controlled.
Take a moment to walk through the following guides.
The code for the Darksaber is written to work with both Feathers. If you'd like to substitute the Feather nRF52840 Bluefruit for the Feather M4 Express, use the lightsaber code.
The speaker in the lightsaber kit will not fit the Darksaber hilt (mini oval speaker is used).
The RGB LED button in the Lightsaber kit is a momentary switch. The Darksaber uses a latching RGB LED button instead.
Here's of list of parts from the Lightsaber kit that will work with the Darksaber build.
- PropMaker FeatherWing
- 2200mAh battery