Jen Fox
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micro:bit Magic Wand

Cast your own spells with a micro:bit magic wand!

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micro:bit Magic Wand

Things used in this project

Hardware components

SparkFun micro:bit
×2
SparkFun Snappable Protoboard
SparkFun Snappable Protoboard
Mine is 2cm x 8cm, any similar or larger PCB will work (but definitely do NOT use a breadboard as it cannot handle the high current)
×1
Solid State Relay
Solid State Relay
Relay must be rated for 3 -5 Vdc input and minimum 220Vac and 5A output.
×1
General Purpose Transistor NPN
General Purpose Transistor NPN
×1
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
×1
Resistor 100 ohm
Resistor 100 ohm
×1
Alligator Clips
Alligator Clips
×3
Hook Up Wire Kit, 22 AWG
Hook Up Wire Kit, 22 AWG
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speaker wire, 14 AWG
×1
Circular Connector Cable Seal, Heat Shrinkable Sealing Boot
Circular Connector Cable Seal, Heat Shrinkable Sealing Boot
×2
Extension Lead, 4 Outlets
Extension Lead, 4 Outlets
We WILL cut up the extension cord, so use an extra one you don’t need or buy a cheap one.
×1
Household cooling fan
We do not modify the cooling fan so grab one you have around the house or borrow one from a favorite human.
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Wand!
You can purchase custom wands or get creative and make your own!
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Feather! (for floating)
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

Schematic Diagram

This is the only PCB that was available in Fritzing -- you can use any other PCB just be careful to adapt the same wiring as shown in the diagram

Credits

Jen Fox

Jen Fox

17 projects • 55 followers
Dabbled in dark matter, settled into engineering w/ a blend of inventing and education! Founder/CEO of FoxBot Industries

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