John F. has created a slick replica of Handles from Doctor Who that was recently featured on the official Adafruit blog.
The build uses an Atmel-based Arduino Uno (ATmega328 MCU), Wave Shield, Proto-Screw shield, triple axis accelerometer and a class D stereo amplifier. All of the components were purchased directly from Adafruit.
In related news, YouTube user Jamison Go is constructing an impressive Mercury Hammer that Debonair Jayce of League of Legends would be proud of! The cosplay hammer even transforms into a Mercury Canon – complete with lighting effects and moving parts.
According to the official Adafruit blog, Go’s iteration of the Mercury Hammer is packed with an RGB LED to change the prop’s colors between yellow and cyan, a servo to power the wings on the sides, solenoid valve to activate the extending rods and an Atmel-based Arduino board.
Interested in learning more? You can check out John F’s Handles replica here and Go’s Mercury Hammer here.