Electric Paint Light-up Cosplay Sword

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!

Project info

Difficulty:

Estimated time:

1 hour

Published:

12th November 2018

Items used in this project


Hardware components

Magnetic Pin Back

Optional: Velcro or magnet. This is to the holder the battery cover cap in place.

x 1
Copper Tape add-on x 1
Bare Conductive Paint Pen x 1
Coin Cell Battery - 20mm (CR2025) x 1
LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder 20mm x 1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

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


Bread Board layout Conductive Sword

Fritzing Files for Sword

CAD


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


amiedd

//Maker of things.


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