Illuminate!

Power On

If you're powering the sword with a AAAx3 battery pack, flip the switch from OFF to ON.

If you're using a LiPo battery, simply plug it in the the JST connector.

Calibrating the Sword

When you turn on the sword it will take a couple seconds to calibrate itself. Don't touch it while it's calibrating!

If you find the the NeoPixel strip isn't responding as you'd expect, you can press button A on the Circuit Playground Express to re-run the calibration. Just be sure to put it down and don't touch it for a couple seconds while it's calibrating!

Pick Up

When you pick up the sword it should immediately come ablaze in response to your touch.

Put Down

When you put down the sword it should slowly fade out.

More MakeCode!

If you enjoy MakeCode and want to continue exploring you can check out lots more MakeCode projects on the Adafruit Learn System.

This guide was first published on Sep 18, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 18, 2019.
This page (Illuminate!) was last updated on Jun 03, 2020.