Halloween Disco Ball powered by Drone Battery and Raspberry Pi #ElectronicHalloween


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Wolfe shared this incredible halloween costume idea on Thingiverse!

I designed and built this Disco ball for this Halloween (2016) specifically for my 12y granddaughter. It is fully autonomous and can run by itself. It can also connect to my WiFi network when she is near the house and it will pick up signals from my light show here. It will run continuously on the batteries specified for up to 4 hours.

The battery boxes (forward and reversed) are designed to fit DJI Phantom 3 LIPo Batteries. The pi Plate will accept a Rasperry Pi 2 or 3 and a piece of perf board from Radio Shack. The perf board is to hold a 74AHCT125 from Adafruit. This is a 3v to 5v level shifter needed as a buffer for the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi.

The USBbattery box mesh holds a USB battery pack that powers the Rasperry PI.

I welded the frame using suspended ceiling hangar wire from Home Depot. Its covered in chicken wire and covered with ducttape. The final layer is aluminum duct tape to give it a reflective surface.

The LEDs are 288 5v WS2811 pixels.

The Rasperry Pi is running FPP (Falcon Player). The sequence seen in the video was created in xLights and uploaded to the Pi.

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