It’s complete and delivered! woot! Here is the Light-Up Ping Pong Ball Suit I just built for SPiN in SF.
850 individually addressable RGB LEDs, controlled via WiFi, and powered by lithium ion batteries.
Stephanie Haber rang me up, thanks to Shawn Cunningham and asked me to make a cool thing… so I’ve been working my ass off getting this thing done in a little over 2 weeks!
Couldn’t have done it without some excellent support:
Christopher Schardt for his amazing software, LEDlab and for his tech support.
Dallas Swindle for tons of hands-on help, a warm space to work and great technical expertise.
Aaron Lyon for excellent sewing skills
Clifford Florio for last minute ping pong ball attachment prowess
Jon Sarriugarte for having just the right tools at just the right moment
Phil ‘Peef’ Sadow for electrical wizardry
And huge hugs to Megan Murray Jones for all her support.
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Thanks for the write up! I’ll post some more photos and video to my website this week and post the link. This suit is a prototype, with more in the works 🙂
FYI your write up mentions video embeds but they are not showing up in my browser…? (Chrome on Mac OSC 10.7.5)
Huh, Chrome v63.x on Win10 works for me. I’ll take a look later on my macOS machine. Are you running an ad-blocker? The embeds are Facebook’s iframe code so they might be getting gobbled up in a blocker.