Props & Electronics

Build a 3D printed prop with a realistic looking flame! Use NeoPixels and GEMMA M0 to create a faux yet realistic looking torch. Hidden inside the torch is a mini fan and silk fabric. Use CircuitPython to easily program GEMMA M0 and NeoPixels.

3D Printing & Crafting

We designed and 3d printed the prop to house all of the electronics and features a modular design that allows parts to easily be swapped out. The flame is made from pieces of a silk that are cut and taped to a crossbar fitted over the neopixel jewel.

Inspired by Nick Dimelow's Medieval Torch project.

Prerequisite Guides

Take a moment to walk through the following guides.

Hardware

List of required hardware.

  • 4x M3 x 30mm screws
  • 12x M3 hex nuts
  • 3x M2.5 x 6mm
  • 3x M2.5 hex nuts

Parts from Adafruit

Adafruit GEMMA M0 - Miniature wearable electronic platform

PRODUCT ID: 3501
The Adafruit Gemma M0 is a super small microcontroller board, with just enough built-in to create many simple projects. It may look small and cute: round, about the...
$9.95
IN STOCK

NeoPixel Jewel - 7 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers

PRODUCT ID: 2226
Be the belle of the ball with the NeoPixel Jewel!  We fit seven of our tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a beautiful, round PCB with mounting holes and a...
$5.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit MiniBoost 5V @ 1A - TPS61023

PRODUCT ID: 4654
This adorable little board will come in very handy whenever you need a good amount of 5V power. It's the size of a linear regulator, but it's actually a mini-booster! Input...
$3.95
IN STOCK

Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery - 3.7v 2200mAh

PRODUCT ID: 1781
Need a big battery for your project? This lithium ion battery contains a 2200mAh and a protection circuit that provides over-voltage, under-voltage and over-current protection. Yet, it...
$9.95
IN STOCK
1 x Silk Dancing Scarves
Silk Square Scarf with Hemmed Edges - 6 Colors(24" x 24")
1 x Slide Switch
Slide Switch
1 x 5VDC Mini Fan
CFM-5010-03-10
1 x 10-Wire Ribbon Cable
28AWG Silicone Cover Stranded Core Wire
1 x 3-pin JST cable
JST PH 3-Pin Socket to Color Coded Cable - 200mm
1 x 3-pin JST cable
Plug to Plug 100mm long
This guide was first published on Aug 25, 2020. It was last updated on Aug 25, 2020.
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