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NEW PRODUCTS – Books by Svetlana Quindt @KamuiCosplay: The Book of Cosplay Lights / Advanced Cosplay Lights

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NEW PRODUCTS – Books by Svetlana Quindt @KamuiCosplay: The Book of Cosplay Lights Getting Started with LEDs / Advanced Cosplay Lights – Animated LEDs


Halloween may be over, but cosplay season is year-round! We are so pleased to carry these two books by Svetlana Quindt aka @KamuiCosplay, and we’re tickled pink by the shoutout she gives to Adafruit and our Trinkets.

First up, The Book of Cosplay Lights – Getting Started with LEDs!

Svetlana Quindt (best known as @KamuiCosplay) is an accomplished cosplayer and author from Germany who uses her powers for the greater good, endowing the cosplay community with LED knowledge! Her guides are chock full of infectious enthusiasm and adorable Corgis, making it very easy for anyone to shine.

She puts it best:

“Note that this book is written for cosplayers. Or better, it’s written for myself five years ago when I was scared of electronics and LEDs. This is not a full blown book on electronics theory; we’re just going to use the basics (and trust me, anyone can learn them — I did, and you can, too!). I promise to explain everything you need to know to turn your costume into a radiant pillar of light – not more or less. If you want to learn electrical engineering, grab a book about that!I I just try to keep it simple, helpful, and inspiring! So here we go!”

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You’ll get easy step-by-step guides with gorgeous photograph examples, tutorials, and explanations for the following:

  • Introduction to LEDs
  • Understanding Electricity
  • Calculating Resistors
  • Serial and Parallel Connections
  • Calculating Battery Lifespan
  • Required Tools and Materials
  • Troubleshooting
  • Molding and Casting Resin Gemstones with LEDs
  • Building Glowing Acrylic Spheres
  • Lighting up Plexiglas
  • no need to calculate anything – just pick a pre-arranged circuit and start soldering!

As well as the following work examples:

  • Dani Moonstar (Marvel)
  • Druid T9 (World of Warcraft)
  • Protoss Wizard (Blizzard Crossover)

And now onto Advanced Cosplay Lights – Animated LEDs!

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In this volume you’ll learn everything about working with animated Digital RGB LED strips (a.k.a. NeoPixels) and how to create mesmerizing light effects for your props and cosplays. Choosing the right materials, soldering microcontroller circuits, ‘programming’ your very first LED strip and building it into your costume – every step from start to finish! While Svetlana’s instructions are explained as simply as possible, please note that this is an advanced book. So if you don’t know what volt is or how to solder two cables together, go check out the first volume!

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You’ll get easy step-by-step guides with gorgeous photograph examples, tutorials, and explanations for the following points:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • All you need to know about LED strips
  • Getting started with the Arduino UNO
  • Working with the Arduino IDE
  • Understanding and editing the code
  • Crawling, color changing, pulsing, and blinking effects
  • Wiring your very first circuit
  • Working with different modes and switches
  • Troubleshooting
  • Diffusing materials 

As well as the following work examples:

  • Fallout 4 – Gauss Rifle
  • World of Warcraft – Shadowmourner
  • Heroes of the Storm – Nova

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In stock and shipping now!


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