Rey’s lightsaber will be lathed from a 2inch wood dowel, which will likely be about 7-8 inches long. After a consultation with Sinclair, he suggested with lathe the pattern, slice the dowel into half and run it over the tablesaw to cut out 2 notches through the half cylinders, and then wood glue the 2 halves back together. This will create a channel to run the wires from the neopixels to the gemma.
As for the light-up section of the light saber, I’d use a long clear pipe from home depot, either add a diffusion film or a styrofoam cylinder into the pipe, and a long strand of the neopixel through.
- Long clear pipe: https://www.homedepot.com/p/POWERTEC-2-1-2-in-x-36-in-Long-Clear-Pipe-70176/207185612#product-overview
- Neopixels: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1138?gclid=CjwKCAjw2bmLBhBREiwAZ6ugo934momuurzrCUUWdXEuDWjO33YU1NE7cBcMMOzvyCJ8Uw1IVhGFxBoCNPMQAvD_BwElength=1
As for Rey’s costume, I’ll wear a white/ beige tank top and leggings or maybe flowy capri pants, find some crepe scrunchy fabric from moods as the scarf that layers over the front and back, white ace bandage for the arm sleeves, and buy some brown leather straps for the accents on the belt and wrists. I can use the same ace bandage material and leather strap for the light saber handles as well. I’d probably have to get some brown boots 😀
Other Electronic items:
- C-battery Powerbank (?)
As for the Arduino technique, I’d like to use the button cycler to create 3 animations:
- Color Wipe (yellow)
- Fade in and out (yellow)
- Fire Animation (yelow) – I found information about this animation here: https://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/arduino/adruino-led-strip-effects/#diffuse_light