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Zelda Princess Hilda LED Staff powered by Arduino © GPL3+

Arduino Gemma and Neopixel LEDs to give some life to my 3D Printed Princess Hilda Staff: Zelda Link Between Worlds.

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Soldering iron (generic)

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About this project

Overview

I had my birthday party at the National Video Game Museum and everyone dressed up as their favorite video game character! I designed and 3D printed the parts, soldered some NeoPixels to a Arduino Gemma, wrote some quick code for the Neopixels using the Arduino IDE - and magic! Princess Hilda's staff from The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds had some extra glow. Neopixels make everything better!

Hardware Decisions

I decided to use an Arduino Gemma and Neopixel Ring for the lower part of the staff, and 2 Neopixel sticks and Gemma for the Triforce (top part of the staff). Both are small and great for wearables and cosplay props. I'm big on up-cycling of my electronics; I will scavenge parts from old projects and make something new!

3D Printing

I modeled the parts in Fusion360 and 3D Printed the staff pieces using ABS filament. I had an acrylic rod running through the middle of the staff, which made the Neopixel ring perfect for the job.

I'm not an expert, but I'm not afraid to be a beginner! Questions? Just ask!

Schematics

Princess Hilda Staff
Princess Hilda Staff Neopixel Ring (Lower part)
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Princess Hilda Staff Schematic
Princess Hilda Staff Schematic (lower part of staff)
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Princess Hilda Staff Triforce
Princess Hilda Staff Triforce LED Neopixels and Gemma
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Princess Hilda Staff Triforce Schematic
Princess Hilda Staff Triforce LED Neopixels and Gemma
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Code

Zelda Link Between Worlds: Princess Hilda Staff LEDsArduino
RING LED (Lower Par of Staff) Princess Hilda LEDs for Neopixel Ring powered by Arduino Gemma
// Amie DD www.amiedd.com
// Princess Hilda Staff LED Ring 12
// 12/1/2016
// released under the GPLv3 license to match the rest of the AdaFruit NeoPixel library
// NeoPixel Ring simple sketch (c) 2013 Shae Erisson

#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h>
#ifdef __AVR__
  #include <avr/power.h>
#endif

//PIN 1 on Arduino Gemma
#define PIN            1

// 12 Ring Neopixel LED
#define NUMPIXELS      12

Adafruit_NeoPixel pixels = Adafruit_NeoPixel(NUMPIXELS, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);

int delayval = 500; // delay for half a second

void setup() {

  pixels.begin(); // This initializes the NeoPixel library.
}

void loop() {

  // For a set of NeoPixels the first NeoPixel is 0, second is 1, all the way up to the count of pixels minus one.

  for(int i=0;i<NUMPIXELS;i++){

    // pixels.Color takes RGB values, from 0,0,0 up to 255,255,255
    pixels.setPixelColor(i, pixels.Color(0, 220, 0)); // Princess Hilda Green Glow for Staff and Triforce

    pixels.show(); // 

    delay(delayval); // Delay for a period of time (in milliseconds).

  }
}
Princess Hilda Staff Triforce Arduino
Princess Hilda Staff Triforce Neopixel sticks
// Amie DD www.amiedd.com
// Princess Hilda Staff LED Triforce
// 12/1/2016
// released under the GPLv3 license to match the rest of the AdaFruit NeoPixel library
// NeoPixel Ring simple sketch (c) 2013 Shae Erisson

#include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h>
#ifdef __AVR__
  #include <avr/power.h>
#endif

//PIN 1 on Arduino Gemma
#define PIN            1

// 2 Neopixel LED Sticks (8 each)
#define NUMPIXELS      16

Adafruit_NeoPixel pixels = Adafruit_NeoPixel(NUMPIXELS, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);

int delayval = 500; // delay for half a second

void setup() {

  pixels.begin(); // This initializes the NeoPixel library.
}

void loop() {

  // For a set of NeoPixels the first NeoPixel is 0, second is 1, all the way up to the count of pixels minus one.

  for(int i=0;i<NUMPIXELS;i++){

    // pixels.Color takes RGB values, from 0,0,0 up to 255,255,255
    pixels.setPixelColor(i, pixels.Color(0, 220, 0)); // Princess Hilda Green Glow for Staff and Triforce

    pixels.show(); // 

    delay(delayval); // Delay for a period of time (in milliseconds).

  }
}

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