3D Printed Illuminated Wand Prop

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to create a theatrical prop for a performance by 3D printing a wand and adding an LED.

3D printed Illuminated Wand Prop in Low Lighting

Required Materials

To follow along with this project tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)

COM-10969
$7.95
163
Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2032)

Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2032)

PRT-00338
$1.95
Hook-up Wire - Black (22 AWG)

Hook-up Wire - Black (22 AWG)

PRT-08022
$2.50
1
Heat Shrink Kit

Heat Shrink Kit

PRT-09353
$7.95
7
Coin Cell Battery Holder - 20mm (Sewable)

Coin Cell Battery Holder - 20mm (Sewable)

DEV-08822
$1.25
4
LilyPad Slide Switch

LilyPad Slide Switch

DEV-09350
$1.75
2
LED - Super Bright White (25 pack)

LED - Super Bright White (25 pack)

COM-09850
$8.50
1

Tools

You will need a soldering tools, a 3D printer, and ABS filament. A heat gun or hot air rework station is optional for applying heat to heat shrink or if you want to smooth out the edges of hot glue.

Heaterizer XL-3000 Heat Gun

Heaterizer XL-3000 Heat Gun

TOL-10326
$13.95
18
Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

TOL-14456
$14.95
11
Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

TOL-09163
$3.50
2

ABS Filament 3mm - 1kg (Black)

TOL-12954
1 Retired

TAZ 6 3D Printer

TOL-13880
2 Retired

Wire Strippers - 20-30AWG

TOL-14763
3 Retired

You will also need:

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Sand Paper or Filer

Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing. The flashlight kit is a good beginning kit to start with if you have not soldered before!

How to Power a Project

A tutorial to help figure out the power requirements of your project.

LilyPad Buttons and Switches

Learn about the button and switch offerings in the LilyPad line and how to use them.

Flashlight Kit

This is an assembly guide for the SparkFun Flashlight Kit, a basic learn to solder kit.