Create glowing eyes for your costume! This project is ideal for any character with glowing eyes, like the Black Mage from Final Fantasy, Jawa from Star Wars, or Orko from He-Man. Two NeoPixel Jewels can appear any color or animating pattern, and they are driven by a GEMMA microcontroller powered by a 500mAh lipoly battery in a 3D printed pocket.
Before you begin, check out these prerequisite guides:
- Introducing GEMMA or Introducing GEMMA M0
- NeoPixel Uberguide
- Adafruit’s Guide to Excellent Soldering
- Let’s put LEDs in Things
For this project, you will need:
- Two NeoPixel Jewels
- Adafruit GEMMA or GEMMA M0 microcontroller
- Silicone coated stranded wire (30awg recommended)
- Soldering tools and supplies
- Sewing pins
- Tailor’s chalk
- 19awg galvanized steel wire
- Coat fabric for hood/cape
- Translucent fabric for face panel
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
- SemiFlex 3D printing filament
Celebrating nearly eight years of pop culture and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From May 21-31, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Curated by Lindsay Howard, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.
F.A.T. GOLD: San Francisco brings together an international group of thirty collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers. Many of the members will be in San Francisco during the week of May 18, participating in panels, collaborative projects, and leading workshops.
The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.
The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. F.A.T. Lab’s greater network of artists, engineers, scientists, and musicians are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship, and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies, and patents. F.A.T. Lab was co-founded in 2007 by Evan Roth and James Powderly.