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Dr. Strange Spell Disks (Costuming Props)
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Dr. Strange Spell Disks (Costuming Props)

by joshuakane on Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:14 am

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share something that I made that I thought folks here would appreciate.

In the Movie Dr. Strange, when the characters invoke spells, there are some pretty amazing CGI effects that take place.


I wanted to see if I could attempt to replicate it with a practical effect. Working with some friends, I believe we have come pretty close, all of it is powered by some pretty nifty Adafruit products.

To complete this I purchased the following items

]Adafruit Pro Trinket - 5V 16MHz https://www.adafruit.com/product/2000
Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED Strip 144 LED - 1m Black - BLACK https://www.adafruit.com/product/1506
4-pin JST SM Plug + Receptacle Cable Set https://www.adafruit.com/product/578
16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton - Black https://www.adafruit.com/product/1505

I also modified and printed the following Box Enclosure for the Trinket Pro from Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3055499

My friend helped me laser cut the Spell Mandala

This is how the project box and Trinket looked when they were completed

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Here is the final animation on the Spell Mandela


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Re: Dr. Strange Spell Disks (Costuming Props)

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:46 pm

Nice work! Thanks for posting.

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