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Wanting to make a RGB Lightsaber with Rpi Zero? Answered

Hello I am hoping to learn electronics to make a Multi Colour changing Light saber with a Raspberry Pi Zero as the brains of the system and using the following parts

A Rotary Encoder = to help with changing the colours

A Tri-Accelometer = to use for location info for blade sounds

speaker = playing the sounds

RGB LED = Light for the saber

Clash Sensor = for when the blade is hit

1 Button = Power switch

1 Button = Selector Switch

Battery Pack of 4 18650 batterys

wire to link every thing togeather

I have seen that on Mag pi Issue 42 they made a LED Lightsaber https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/issues/42/ which I am using as the base of what I want to do but I am not sure how to do it and weather it needs more parts

the Blade would change when you turn the encoder then press the Selector switch to lock it to that colour or pressing the selector starts the ability to change colour



Best Answer 2 years ago

That is way outside the scope of this class. You may want to check on the Raspberry Pi class launching soon.