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October 30, 2014 AT 11:27 am

Dad and Daughter Build Incredible Borg Costume #ElectronicHalloween

Jason writes:

A project that started 3 months ago is finally finished! After last year’s successful Weeping Angel costume, my oldest daughter turned her attention to our other favourite show: Star Trek! After a viewing of the classic episode Best of Both Worlds she already figured 2014’s costume: the fearsome and relentless Borg.

The wheels started turning right away of how to pull it off and make it look great. I experimented with a few 555 timers and some LEDs and that was pretty cool. But then I discovered NeoPixels and deeper and deeper I went. The whole thing evolved into something more elaborate that involved Arduino based microcontrollers, namely a Gemma and a Trinket. We both put a lot of work into it, but great results we had at the end.

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