You have a few options for making your flying saucer. Paper plates, pie tins, frisbees, hubcaps, and more can be excellent starting points.
Land the UFO on your tractor beam to see the great lighting effect!
Or, you can 3D print the model linked below. You'll need some 2.5mm nylon screws and nuts to fasten the model halves together.
- Depending on your printer, you may be able to print the top and bottom sections intact (as seen in the second image here) or in halves for joining
- Place the Circuit Playground Express inside the saucer, facing down, and use tape to secure it and the battery pack
- Assemble the top and bottom, being sure to rotate the upper section before screwing in the screws and nuts to hold it all together if you printed each section in halves
- There will be a large, obvious seam, but that's part of the fun with this B-grade sci-fi film look!
This guide was first published on Oct 24, 2017. It was last
updated on Oct 17, 2018.
This page (Build the Flying Saucer) was last updated on Oct 24, 2017.
You can also find some excellent plastic model kits at hobby shops and online. Then, you can use your imagination and creativity to modify the model kit to fit your Circuit Playground Express and battery pack.