Someone print me one please
Twitter user Porzellan recently put up a pretty badass and stoic demonstration of a 3D-printed Guardian Sword from Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the ensuing video it’s worth 13 seconds of your time.
The process involves using translucent PLA filament because “it’s really easy to use and will let the NeoPixel LEDs shine through.” According to the instructions “the parts were 3D printed on a Type A Machines Series 1 Pro 3D printer (which typically go for $4,000). It’s got a massive build volume of 12 by 12 by 12 inches, so it’s great for making huge parts.”
Porzellan notes that if you want to make the same rockin’ piece, you can head over to Adafruit for instructions. We tracked them down here and listed the part requirements below. Be sure and share yours via our quickpost or blog system if you decide to make one of your own!
— Porzellan (@PorzellanPNG) June 27, 2018
You’ll need the following parts to build this project.
- Trinket M0 or 5V Adafruit Trinket (M0 is recommended)
- 2 Meter Adafruit skinny mini NeoPixel Strip
- Lipo Backpack
- 2200mAh 3.7v Cylindrical Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
- Slide Switch
You’ll also need the following tools and supplies to complete this project.
- The parts are held together with screws to make it sturdy and easy to assemble.
- Blade sides M2.5 x .5 x 8MM screws or #4-40-3/8.
- After the blades are connect the two halves are combined using twenty M2 x .4 x 12MM screws or #2-56×1/2 screws.
- The Trinket is mounted with M2 x 4mm screws.
- The Lipo Backpack uses one M2.5 x 5mm screw.