Scifi Inspired

You can build a sci-fi inspired lantern using an Adafruit QT Py and LED Noodles. 3D print parts to build a container that showcases these flexible LED filaments.

Powered by the QT Py RP2040, six individual LED noodles are wired up to the GPIO pins and controlled with PWM.


It features a latching push button with a built-in LED ring for turning the lantern on and off. There’s also a print-in-place handle with a built-in hinge that allows it to swing back and forth.

USB Charging 

It’s running off a cylindrical lipo battery so it’s portable and will last for several hours.

The USB port is accessible and can charge the battery with a Lipo Charger BFF add-on.


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1 x Resistor Pack
6x 10 Ohm resistor for LEDs
1 x M3 Hardware Kit
Black Nylon Machine Screw and Stand-off Set – M3 Thread
1 x 3-pin Cables
1.25mm Pitch 3-pin Cable Matching Pair - 40cm long - Molex PicoBlade Compatible
1 x 10 Wire Silicon Cable
10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black

This guide was first published on Oct 05, 2022. It was last updated on Jul 12, 2024.

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