You can build a SciFi inspired Rocket Lamp with electronics from Adafruit, coded with CircuitPython.

This features NeoPixel LEDs and a speaker to create a rocket-themed white noise generator.

At the base, it’s got an LED toggle switch for powering on the device.

A Stemma QT rotary encoder features two modes for adjusting the brightness of the LEDs and volume of the sound effects.

We think it’s a great project for young makers to inspire them while they’re awake and help soothe them to sleep.

Feather RP 2040 + Prop-Maker

 

Powered by the Adafruit Feather RP2040 and the Prop-Maker FeatherWing, these two boards are the perfect match for making advanced props with LEDs and sound effects!

This is a great basis for toys or props that require LEDs, sounds, motion sensing, even 3W LEDs, or in this case a fan!

It features a mini fan, speaker, NeoPixels, LED toggle switch and a Stemma QT rotary encoder.

Magnetic USB plug

 

This USB cable features magnetic tips and provides the lamp with 5V of USB power.

This cable makes managing lots of dev boards or gadgets super easy.

The removable magnetic end that lets you quickly connect or disconnect with magnetic alignment. It's like having a 'MagSafe' connector for everything. Works with any and all devices, for both data-sync and power, for 5V up to 2A.

Parts

Angled shot of a Assembled Adafruit Prop-Maker FeatherWing.
The Adafruit Feather series gives you lots of options for a small, portable, rechargeable microcontroller board. Perfect for fitting into your next prop build! This FeatherWing will...
$10.95
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Angled shot of black rectangular microcontroller "Feather RP2040"
A new chip means a new Feather, and the Raspberry Pi RP2040 is no exception. When we saw this chip we thought "this chip is going to be awesome when we give it the Feather...
$11.95
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Miniature 5V Cooling Fan with Molex Pico Blade Connector
Looking for another way to keep your project cool? Hook up this 5V Mini Cooling Fan and prevent from overheating! Of course, it's also...
$2.95
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Illuminated Toggle Switch with Red Cover, LED lit
Fire up your engines because these are the hot-rods of toggle switches! Equipped with an aerodynamic red protective casing, and a red LED at the tip of the switch, this...
$3.95
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Top view video of a hand turning the rotary encoder knobs on three PCBs. The NeoPixel LEDs on each PCB change color. The OLED display changes its readout data with each twisty-turn.
Rotary encoders are soooo much fun! Twist em this way, then twist them that way. Unlike potentiometers, they go all the way around and often have little detents for tactile feedback....
$5.95
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1 x Rotary Encoder
Rotary Encoder
1 x STEMMA QT / Qwiic JST SH 4-Pin Cable - 300mm long
STEMMA QT / Qwiic JST SH 4-Pin Cable - 300mm long
1 x 16 NeoPixel Ring
NeoPixel Ring - 16 x 5050 RGB LED
1 x NeoPixel Ring - 24 x 5050 RGB LED
NeoPixel Ring - 24 x 5050 RGB LED
1 x JST PH 2mm 3-pin Plug-Plug Cable
JST PH 2mm 3-pin Plug-Plug Cable
1 x DIY USB or HDMI Cable Parts - 30 cm Ribbon Cable
DIY USB or HDMI Cable Parts - 30 cm Ribbon Cable
1 x DIY USB Cable Parts - Straight Type C Plug
DIY USB Cable Parts - Straight Type C Plug
1 x DIY USB Cable Parts - Straight Type A Jack
DIY USB Cable Parts - Straight Type A Jack
1 x USB A to USB C Adapter
USB A to USB C Adapter
1 x Oval Speaker
Oval Speaker
1 x Molex PicoBlade 2 Pin Cable
Molex PicoBlade 2 Pin Cable
8 x M2.5x6mm
M2.5x6mm
6 x M2x6mm Screws
M2x6mm Screws
3 x M2x8mm Screws
M2x8mm Screws

This guide was first published on Feb 07, 2023. It was last updated on May 16, 2024.

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