You can build a Tron-inspired prop using NeoPixel LEDs and CircuitPython.

 

Powered by the Adafruit Feather and Prop-Maker FeatherWing, this Tron disc is fully 3D printed.

 

With the power of neodymium magnets, this disc can actually attach to your back!

 

Using a mobile device and the Bluefruit app, you can change the color of the LEDs, so it's easy to switch your team color.

 

The Prop-Maker FeatherWing and Feather Bluefruit are the perfect pair for making advanced props with motion-activated lights and sounds that can be controlled wirelessly from your phone or watch. 

 

The code is written in CircuitPython, so it’s easy to modify to fit just about any prop with lights and sounds.

 

It uses Bluetooth (BLE) and the LED animation library to trigger lighting effects with the Prop-Maker’s on-board accelerometer.

Parts

Angled shot of a Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express.
The Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express is the new Feather family member with Bluetooth Low Energy and native USB support featuring the nRF52840!  It's...
$24.95
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Angled shot of a 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...
$9.95
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Top down view of an Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB  60 LED-per-meter strip.
Fancy new side light LED strips are a great alternative for folks who have loved and used Adafruit LED strips for a few years but want gorgeous, glowy light emitting at...
$17.95
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Mini Oval Speaker with pico blade connector
Hear the good news! This wee speaker is a great addition to any audio project where you need 8 ohm impedance and 1W or less of power. We particularly like...
$1.95
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Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery - 3.7v 2200mAh with JST PH connector
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,...
$9.95
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1 x Running Vest
Running Vest
8 x Magnets
High-strength 'rare earth' magnet
1 x Slide Switch
Slide Switch
1 x JST PH 2mm 3-Pin
JST PH 2mm 3-Pin
1 x USB Micro-B Breakout Board
USB Micro-B Breakout Board
1 x SiliconeRibbon Cable - 10 Wire
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
1 x JST-PH Battery Extension Cable
JST-PH Battery Extension Cable - 500mm
4 x M2x10mm Screws
M2x10mm Screws

This guide was first published on Mar 07, 2023. It was last updated on Mar 07, 2023.

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