Author Topic: Glowy LED fox ears for a cosplay rave  (Read 4026 times)

Bluebie

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Glowy LED fox ears for a cosplay rave
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:33:59 am »
Last saturday I went to my favourite Australian rave, Neko Nation. Oh wow was it amazing! The glorious j-core and happy hardcore and all the silliness and pretty people colours and lights everywhere!


I'd been to one before and I wanted to start getting my costume together so I could maybe be a sliver as cool as the other people there. Part of it involved a Digispark in my pocket! So I present to you my digispark-powered LED fox ears!





Info on how to make your own is on my tumblog at http://ism.creativepony.com/post/45084242563/laithorn-asked-if-id-put-up-schematics-for-my-led
and the source code is at https://github.com/Bluebie/fox_ears_with_florapixels


They run straight off a rechargable 9v battery and gets a bit extra battery life by having the digispark set to the 8mhz mode, which you'll find as an option in the Boards menu of the soon to be released next version of the Digispark Arduino app!


Adafruit's florapixels are super cool because they only need one data wire, and you don't have to keep pulsing them when you aren't changing their colours like you do with most other addressable led pixels. Seeing as they only need one wire you can plug them together with regular stereo audio jacks which are rugged, plentiful, aethetic, and you can get splitters and other sorts of odd connectors easily ^_^


They run for about 4 hours on one 9v battery at about 70% lighting intensity (strobing), so keep a spare battery to make it through the whole rave kids! And never stop dancing!!


P.S. Most of the DJs from Neko Nation also did live sets recently recorded at http://doujindance.com/mixes/Second%20Strike%20-%2027.02.2013%20-%2001.03.2013/ so you can have your own little rave if you like ^_^

MichaelMeissner

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Re: Glowy LED fox ears for a cosplay rave
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 10:55:05 am »
Very cool.


I imagine in person, I might need sunglasses, so I will add some now:
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