In this project we're building Pearl's Spear: LED Wand from Steven Universe!!
We made Pearl’s gem wand so it lights up and makes sound effects when you swing it around! You too can build your own with a couple parts and craft supplies.
Use microsoft MakeCode and Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and learn how to program. Drag and drop code blocks to develop interactive LED animations.
Lights and Sounds and more!
The Circuit Playground Express powers the NeoPixel LED strip and can activated animations and sounds with its build in sensors!
Tigger with motions, sound or even temperature!
Parts easily connect with Alligator clips, so no need to solder!
Craft Parts/ Tools
To build this project, all you need are some foam poster boards and art supplies.
There's resources in these guides that go beyond what's covered in this tutorial. MakeCode guide is all about setting up your Circuit Playground Express board.
TheCircuit Playground Express introduction guide walks you through all of the pinouts, sensors and everything you need to know.
This is an easy to copy + paste list of parts linked to their individual product pages.
- Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
- Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip w/ Alligator Clips
- Short Wire Alligator Clips
- 3x AAA Battery Pack w/ JST connector
- .7mm thick Chipboard
- Hobby Knife
- colored Cardstock
- glue stick
- colored markers
- Foam poster board
- Cricut Vinyl Cutter