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September 24, 2014 AT 2:00 am

NES power glove light suit #WearableWednesday

Thanks to Greg for sending in his very cool light suit project! He writes:

I made a light suit using the ws2812 LEDs. I used the AWESOME neopixel library to interface with the lights. The NES powerglove was gutted, and fitted with an arduino pro mini to interface with the buttons and bend sensors. I love going to EDM shows and the glove allows me
to play the suit like an instrument…it makes me part of the show!

I’ve loved your blog for ages and am a huge fan of wearable Wednesday…would be a dream to make it 😉

Check out more info on the build at Greg’s blog here.

I’ve been cooking this up in my head for a while now, and here it is…or at least the first version of it. This is technically my 4th light suit to make, and my best yet 🙂

One of my favorite bands Hypercrush had a video where one of the guys was wearing a power glove that had lasers coming out of the ends. I had already made a light suit, and thought…what a waste. I thought “Why not control the suit with the power glove?” And thus it was born.

This new generation uses individually addressable LEDs that are controlled by a single pin…no pulse width, no mosfets…soooo siimple.

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1 Comment

  1. Aaaaahhhhhh, you guys posted my suit! Dream fulfilled. 🙂

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