Search

Electric Paint Light-up Cosplay Sword

Photo of amiedd

Made by amiedd

About the project

Use some copper tape and Bare Conductive's Electric Paint to light up a few 5mm LEDs. No soldering required!

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Magnetic Pin Back Magnetic Pin Back Optional: Velcro or magnet. This is to the holder the battery cover cap in place. x 1
ROLL OF COPPER TAPE ROLL OF COPPER TAPE x 1
Bare Conductive Paint Pen Bare Conductive Paint Pen x 1
Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2025) Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2025) x 1
LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder 20mm LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder 20mm x 1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Laser cutter Laser cutter I have a Glowforge Pro, if you don't have a laser cutter no worries! You can print off the templates and cut them out of foam, cardboard or worbla! x 1

Story

Electric Paint Light Up Cosplay Sword - No soldering required! Wahoo!

LED Cosplay Sword using Electric Paint Video

I get a lot of questions about how I add simple LEDs into my props and gadgets. Majority of people haven't used a soldering iron, and aren't sure about the investment to purchase one. No worries! You can use some copper tape and Bare Conductive's Electric Paint to light up a few 5mm LEDs, and no soldering required!

Step 1: Electric Paint Light-up Cosplay Sword

I downloaded one of Punished Props awesome free blueprint designs, the Xenoblade – Monnado Sword and modified the file in Adobe Illustrator to add holes for LEDs and a cover for a coin cell battery.

I added 5 holes for 5mm LEDS and engraved paths for the copper tape, electric paint, and coin battery.

Laser Cutter: Glowforge Pro

Schematics and circuit diagrams

Bread Board layout Conductive Sword

Fritzing Files for Sword

CAD, enclosures and custom parts

Hex Cap Cover

Decorative Hex Cap Cover

Go to download

Laser Cut Blade

Laser cut blade or print out and cut with foam, worbla or cardboard

Go to download

Battery Cover for Sword

Battery Cover for Sword

Go to download

Code

No Programming or Soldering required!

No Programming or Soldering required!

Credits

Photo of amiedd

amiedd

//Maker of things.

   

Leave your feedback...