I DIY replicated a Warp Core with lights and sounds

I used an ESP32 with multi relay mod and a Adafruit sound board enclosed in a 3d printed housing

to create a Galaxy Class Warp core.

I made a few clips and posted them on imgur.


are the 3D parts available like on printables
and will you post more of the projekt facts

My proficiency in 3D modeling was lacking and time was not on my side, my detail oriented obsession led me to seek out a superior model. Through meticulous adaptation, I merged elements from the linked design with my own creation, resulting in a hybrid of unparalleled complexity. Ironically, the fusion of the two models demanded more time than the reprinting of the Toroid’s themselves, which is what I was trying to avoid… “I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.” — Surak

I won’t post my file, If you want to make a warp core I recommend CrazyJ’s file. Warp Core v2 by CrazyJ - Thingiverse

Starting with the Toroid’s, I printed each one using Clear PLA+ filament, attempting to capture the essence of the celestial glow of the warp core’s power.

For the remaining components, I opted for black PLA+ filament, meticulously sanding and painting each piece with a coat of Dark Iron spray paint to achieve a regal finish.

For the thin vertical tension members, I utilized wooden Dowels painted black, lending a touch of stability and sophistication to the structure. Though, I must confess, I would have preferred piano wire if it had been available.

With the finesse of a Starfleet engineer, I assembled the core using cyanoacrylate adhesive (instant glue), separating it into two primary sections. The upper section houses the Reaction Chamber and Power Transfer Conduit, while the lower section cradles the base and the lower half of the Toroid’s.

At the heart of the warp core assembly, I fused together an array of components, invoking the power of 300 5V WS2812B Addressable RGB LEDs, an ESP32 with a breakout board, a 1000uF Capacitor on the power line, a 68 ohm resistor on the data line, a 3-pin connector, a 5V power adaptor tip, along with some heat shrink and wire.

I crafted two LED strips, this one was composed of 54 5V WS2812B Addressable RGB LEDs, a 1000uF Capacitor on the power line, a 68 ohm resistor on the data line, a 3-pin connector, a selection of heat shrink tubing, and a generous length of approximately 30 cm three-wire cable.

As a cadet in coding and soldering, I sought a sound card with minimal potential points of failure. After diligent research, I discovered the Adafruit sound board. Its user-friendly interface allows for the customization of .wav files, while its multiple trigger pins offered the possibility of activation via relay pins on the ESP32 within the WLED framework.

thank you sir for the advice