Makers and hobbyists or even professionals that enjoy creating cosplay components, props or creative projects may be interested in a new 32-bit Arduino compatible development board which has been specifically created to bring your “replica props to life”.
Created by Rabid Prototypes the Arduino development board allows you to easily add light, sound and motion sensors to your creations and is powered by a 48MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ micro-controller with 16K of RAM at your disposal.
Other features of the Firecricket include an MicroSD slot so you can store sound effects, bitmaps, and configuration files, a 2.5W audio amplifier, and an N-MOSFET w/ flyback diode for driving high current inductive loads, like vibration motors or 3W LEDs. Check out the video below to learn more.
The Firecricket is designed to add light, sound, and motion to replica props from your favorite movies, video games, TV shows, and comics. It’s a must have for any cosplayer or anyone who wants to add some extra flair to their Halloween costume or decorations! But the only limit to what you can do with it is your imagination!
Use it to add lights and sounds to a toy car or space ship. Or, make a favorite stuffed animal talk and “purr” with a vibration motor. Or, place it in a chest with a limit switch on the lid and a high power LED and have it play the fanfare from the Legend of Zelda whenever it’s opened. The possibilities are endless!
For more information on the new Cricket development board jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.
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