Now you can use your lightaber! Here are a few notes on operation.

  • Depending on battery size, you'll get from 30 minutes to a couple of hours of continuous use -- power is conserved when the blade NeoPixels are "retracted" and when the board is powered off with the on/off switch
  • You can charge the battery by simply plugging the HalloWing into USB power
  • Deploy and retract the blade by touching the A5 capacitive touch pad as shown in the video above
  • Gentle swings trigger the swing effect, fast swings or hitting things (not too hard) will trigger the hit effect
  • If the sensitivity for swings and hits is off, you can adjust in the code the HIT_THRESHOLD and SWING_THRESHOLD values

This guide was first published on Aug 31, 2018. It was last updated on Aug 31, 2018.

This page (Lightsaber Action) was last updated on Mar 16, 2021.

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