Circuit Playground NeoPixel Yoyo

It Spins and Lights Up


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    In this project, we'll show you how to 3D Print a Yoyo and light it up with NeoPixel LEDs using Adafruit Circuit Playground! This project is a derivative of Morgan Stewart's Circuit Playground Yoyo (Watch her demo it on Adafruit's Show & Tell). In this remix, we'll encase a single Circuit Playground board and a lipo battery in 3D printed parts to make a yoyo. The NeoPixel LEDs can shine through the cover, making cool glowy effects. Most of the yoyo parts are 3D printed, and no hardware (machine screws, hex nuts, etc) are required. They feature threads that allow the pieces to be twisted together.

    Check out the full tutorial:

    Watch on YouTube:

    Download Fusion 360 Source:

    Get Circuit Playground:

    Morgan Stewart's Circuit Playground Yoyo:

    Demo on Adafruit Show & Tell:



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    0e310d8a878711db4ab5ef58a0c7f50b?default=blank&size=40Rebecca Simmons added this to the Toys collection ago
    381f6cb90d910f1dc9f874d81ea2b8d1?default=blank&size=40mifga commented ago

    Really enjoyed seeing this in action last week -- impressive project!

    Mini adafruit tcavatarNoe + Pedro Ruiz published this design ago