Great open source project for halloween with 12 LED’s and a Flora micro controller, Via jeremy blum
Halloween is a great excuse to work on your wearable electronics skills! I have a history of attaching LEDs to myself for various events, and I’ve even built some wearable electronics before, but I was never very good at sewing with conductive thread. This year, I used Halloween as an excuse to work on my conductive thread sewing skills. I still don’t consider myself to be very good at it, but at least I managed to put a costume together! For my costume, I decided to turn myself into outer space – I sewed 12 individually addressable LEDs to my shirt, and programmed them to twinkle like stars. To complete the look, I designed and 3D printed a rocket ship that I could wear on my left arm (which happens to be in a cast as a result of a bicycle accident that I had a few weeks ago). This video shows the complete costume in action:
Naturally, this project is open source – Feel free to expand upon on it for your own costume, and let me know if you make an awesome costume! Want to make this project? First visit the download links below and grab all the source code and design files from github (the 3D-printable parts are also posted on Thingiverse). Then, follow these instructions:
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