3D Printed Darksaber

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.

PropMaker Wing

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.


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Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip with all the LEDs lighting in a rainbow pattern.
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Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery - 3.7v 2200mAh with JST PH connector
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Mini Oval Speaker with pico blade connector
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1 x 3-pin JST Cable
STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Female Socket Cable - 200mm
1 x Silicone Ribbon Cable
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
1 x 4-pin pico Cable
.25mm Pitch 4-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible
1 x 2-Pin picoBlade Cable
1.25mm Pitch 2-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible
1 x Short Feather Headers
Short Headers Kit for Feather - 12-pin + 16-pin Female Headers
1 x Heat Shrink Tubing
Pre-Cut Multi-Colored Heat Shrink Pack Kit - 280 pcs


1 x Stick Vise
PCB stick vise
1 x Pana Vise Jr
Pana Vise Jr
1 x Helping Third Hands
Helping Third Hands
1 x Poster Board 22x28in
Creatogoly Clear Transparent Poster Board 22x28in
1 x Double Sided Tape
Double Sided Tape by Scotch

Lightsaber Kit

The lightsaber kit does not come with the Feather nRF52840 Bluefruit, but instead the Feather M4 Express.

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
  • Headers
  • Cables
  • Heatshrink
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This guide was first published on Jan 19, 2021. It was last updated on Jun 15, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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