With Midburn (the Israeli version of Burning Man) coming up, I really wanted to make a unique cape that people would find hypnotic and fascinating – something that would bring them joy. I also wanted to be easily recognizable at night from a distance.
So I decided to create and wear a moving, flowing, colorful rainbow!
This cape is built from fiber optic fibers, connected to an addressable LED strip, which is controlled by a wearable Arduino and powered by a USB power bank. It’s inspired by this Jellyfish Skirt guide, from which I learned a lot.
This project brought me a lot of joy, taught me about LEDs and taught me how to work with Arduinos.
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Follow the Instructables link to see a modest cost, fully controllable Arduino Ouija Board just in time for Halloween. It uses the Adafruit Motor Shield and steppers along with parts available at the local hardware store