LED Suits :D (Part 2) August 16, 2012 at 7:53 AM
Ok well, its been a while.. but lets not worry about that; A wild LED suit appears!!
Part 1 here btw…
Well that wasn’t great, but I thought it would be a good time to give my first video blog a try 😀
I’ve since started working on a much more refined and modular Arduino code (which should make it easy to port to another micro when I get there ), add alot more functions / color patterns. Also got the bluetooth working and some simple functions on an android app that I’ll be working on in the next few weeks. So keep an eye out perhaps then I’ll feel ready to release the source code xD
Next up will be improving the bottom design and coming up with some ideas for the top half! also need to tidy up the wiring and find a better battery source solution.. (in-between uni, yikes!)
Oh small side story; so we’re not big on personal safety here at Rambo labs, and this weekend at a club I smelt that wonderful burning silicon smell shortly followed by a burning sensation on the back of my leg..
Yes, a transistor decided to explode. luckily I have a direct power toggle switch close at hand! nothing too serious just a minor burn xD managed to rip the transistor off and carry on with the party, and the LED pants that night!! 😀 Further investigation didn’t reveal the source of the short or whatever caused the fault, I’ll deff keep this in mind for future redesign thou. perhaps a poly-fuse or something…
Some pics from the party 😛
Another little vid demoing the modes with a mate (If you don’t like dirty words, don’t watch this one, I warned you 😛 )
Some older stuff from a while ago, still good thou!!
Well anyways, if you have any questions about the project, please post a comment below 😀