I want to make my own lightsaber, but I don’t want to buy the parts. Here’s how to do it.
Program the microcontroller.
Solder the circuit.
Now, it’s time to attach your custom lightsaber neopixel strip and solder it onto the header pins on your Arduino. You’ll want to make sure that you’re using a specific type of strip for this project because some strips don’t work with LEDs directly connected as in this case; however, if your LEDs were connected directly instead of soldered onto an Arduino board then they would just show up as white dots instead of actually having any color!
Install the neopixel LED strip.
Now that you know what you’re doing, let’s install the LED strip.
Connect the LED strip to a microcontroller by soldering it directly to the board.
Connect one end of the battery pack (or two if you want more power) to your neopixel strip and solder its other end into place. The negative side goes first so make sure not to reverse any leads!
Finally, connect one end of a switch between these two points on either side of where they meet up with each other (the middle).
Mount the blades.
Mounting the blades is easy. Just use a double-sided adhesive, and stick them onto the lightsaber hilt. Make sure you get the right size blade for your lightsaber, and make sure that it matches the color of your lightsabers!
Add a battery and switch.
Install the battery by carefully sliding it into the groove on top of your Neopixel lightsaber. Make sure that it’s inserted all the way, then snap in place with two small screws provided in each kit (these are also used for attaching your blade).
Install the switch by pressing it into place near where you installed your batteries so that its legs touch both sides of each button (1).
You can make your own lightsaber from parts you buy online. You’ll need to decide how much money to spend on the kit, and then find a maker who will assemble it for you. One way to do this is by buying the parts separately and assembling them yourself, but there’s also an option called “DIY” (do-it-yourself) where you have someone else assemble it for you.
You will need a neopixel LED strip, a microcontroller and some wire to create the circuit.
First, you need to program the microcontroller with code that will turn on the LEDs when you hold down the button on top of it for 5 seconds. in your computer so that you can write programs for it which then run on your computer once they’re uploaded onto their memory stick. The next step is soldering together all of your components: wires going into pin headers (which attach onto both sides), LED strips mounted vertically (so that they don’t fall off), blades mounted horizontally across these two pieces vertically (to form one long blade). Finally, add battery inside plus switch between powering up this device or turning off completely without having any power whatsoever coming through
And that’s it! You now have a lightsaber. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions about the project or want to share your own lightsaber ideas, feel free to visit us: ziasabers.com