Version 3
    Super FX Sword using the BBC micro:bit

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    Frequent thrift shopper, Karen, digs into her to-be-hacked pile and pulls out a plastic sword that has an uncanny resemblance to a piece of the Guts AgroCrag (shout out to the 90s kids in the room!). In this project, Karen uses a BBC micro:bit to level up this toy by adding motion-activated light and sound effects.  


    Bill of Materials


    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    KDMG28008 -LOUDSPEAKER, MICRO, 28mm, 8ohm, 200mWKingstate2Buy NowBuy Now
    Battery Holder, AAA Battery Size, 2 Slot, Wire Lead Mount, On / Off SwitchPro Elec1Buy NowBuy Now
    EG1271AEG1271A, Slide Switch, SPDT, Tall, 2.5mm, Through Hole, 30V, 300 mAE-SWITCH1Buy NowBuy Now
    BBC micro:bit, w/ battery holder & USBBBC micro:bit1Buy NowBuy Now
    Red LED, Through Hole, 5mm, 20 mA, 2.1 VLED TECHNOLOGY2Buy NowBuy Now
    LED, Yellow, Through Hole, T-1 3/4 (5mm), 5 mA, 1.9 V, 587 nmMulticomp Pro2Buy NowBuy Now
    LED, Orange, Through Hole, T-1 3/4 (5mm), 20 mA, 2 V, 625 nmMulticomp Pro2Buy NowBuy Now
    Through Hole Resistor, 1 kohm, 400 mW, ± 1%, Axial Leaded, 200 VMulticomp6Buy NowBuy Now


    Additional Parts:


    Product Name

    Plastic Sword

    Harbor Freight 4pk Fatigue Puzzle Mats

    3mm MDF