Overview

Build Rose's shield from Steven Universe!

This shield lights up and makes sound effects when it takes a hit.

It’s about 20-inches in diameter and completely made from foam boards.

We used two 20x30 inch foam board to create this massive shield.

The handle and all of the components are detachable for easy travel! 

We used microsoft makecode to animate the LEDs with sound effects! Codeblocks makes it fun and easy to learn how to program hardware with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express.

The electronics are press fitted into the center holder and the LED strip wraps around inside.

Alligator clips makes it easy to connect to the Circuit Playground Express!

We used a vinyl cutter to make the spiral vine thorn out of cardstock. You could also print out the templates and cut them yourself!

Craft Parts/ Tools

To build this project, all you need are some foam poster boards and art supplies. 

Prerequisite Guides

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.

Parts List

This is an easy to copy + paste list of parts linked to their individual product pages.

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
$1.95
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip w/ Alligator Clips - 30 LEDs/meter

PRODUCT ID: 3812
Adding glowy color to your projects has never been easier: no more soldering or stripping wires, clip 'em on and glow! This Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip with Alligator...
$14.95
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Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)

PRODUCT ID: 1008
Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors....
$3.95
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This guide was first published on Feb 06, 2019. It was last updated on Feb 06, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 19, 2019.