Darth Vader - Papercraft Toy

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About: I work as a teacher of programming since 2012, I have recently completed my PhD thesis in robotics speciality, after which I have enough time to get a second job and now I'm an engineer-developer, but the fi...

In this project I create papercraft model of the Darth Vader that blinking red eyes and singing a song.

Step 1: Papercraft

At first you need to download, print, cut and glue a paper-model. I chose a Dath Vader model: http://www.cubeecraft.com/cubee/darth-vader

Step 2: Electronics

At this step we need some electronics:

  • 2x red leds;
  • 2x 330 Ohm resistors;
  • 2x 1uF capacitors;
  • 1x L7805 voltage regulator;
  • 1x power supply (12v in my case);
  • 1x Arduino board (DigiSpark);
  • 1x speaker;
  • 1x breadboard (you can buy it hear);
  • 5x wires.

You need to create a PCB, as well as I (see images).

Finaly you need to flash a firmware (imperial.ino). If you prefer GitHub, go to this link.

Step 3: Final

At the last step you need to add 2 leds from previous step to your model (I use 2 long wiers to do this). I fixed it by hot glue.
Now our Darth Vader model is made! Turn your power on and enjoy Imperial March :)

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    Swansong

    2 years ago

    This is a neat idea :) If you would like to break down the steps into written instructions and add some progress/step photos so that others can replicate your projects then it will receive more attention from the community and be possible to be featured on the site. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Fe...

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    geovas333Swansong

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for you comment! Today I was added some new materials (schematics, firmware, photos, bill of materials etc). And what you think: is it a good instruction or not (at this point)?