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Discussion in 'Show Off Arena' started by logandc99, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. logandc99

    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    After seeing a few others making similar things, I was keen to make one for myself.
    Cheap fake leather jacket form the Wharehouse. Opened the lining enough to get a hand inside and the pixels.
    Got a piece of coro and marked out 49 holes (7x7) as a matrix and then drilled holes in the coro. Laid the coro on the jacket and marked the holes on the back. Ended up using fine nail scissors to cut out the holes in the jacket. The from the back, poked the light part of the square pixels through the hole in the jacket and secure it with a firm rubber washer the effectively clips over the light to hold it in place. Wired up to a Pi and a portable USB powerbank and voila.




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    Roosta Full Time Elf

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    Very cool mate.. Well done!
     
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    Now that is awesome..... makes me want to go out and get a cheap jacket and do this, great work mate... thanks for sharing with us all.
     
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    lol, oh you have got to come to my place one night in December and show that off!! Course I may deny knowing you :)
     
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    logandc99 Dedicated Elf

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    Was born in Te Atatu so it's the westie in me coming out.


    (maybe I should sequence Greased Lightning :D )
     
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    the grinch I guess I could use a little social interaction

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    Very cool logan and clever certainly will be a fashion statement .
     
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    DrNeutron Just starting in this crazy hobby

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    Can't wait to see the video of this in action.....
    Great work as always Logan!
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    My only problem is, now that it is made, I'm feeling a bit too self conscious to wear it during the show time. Might have to coerce someone else into wearing it :D
     
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    Xlights new sub models feature actually saved my bacon on this one. I was using a string of 50 pixels but my matirix was a 7 x 7 (so total 49 pixels). I never got around to cutting off the last pixel and when I attached them to the jacket, I started with pixel 50 and worked backwards down to pixel two and then left pixel 1 in the lining of the jacket. End result was that when I ran my sequence, pixel 50 stayed off whilst pixel 1 flashed away in the jacket (unseen) but it stuffed up the patterns on the jacket.
    So I made a custom model 7 x 7 matrix shape with pixel 1 off to one side and then made a sub model made up of 7 rows starting at pixel 2 (so node ranges 2-8, then 9- 15 etc). Then in the sequence, applied to effects to the submodel and ran the sequence again. This time pixel 1 was off (yay) pixel 50 lit up (yay) and the patterns looked fine (double yay).
    So hooooray for submodels :D :D


    P.S.(no doubt someone will point out a quicker and easier way to have solved this but it helped me learn about sub models so all good)
     
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    If you want i can wear it for you, only problem is airfares & accommodation to stay in NZ during Christmas, lol
    I am looking at getting an inflatable Santa suit and doing something with it for me to wear at Christmas so watch this space... lol,
     
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    Inflatable Santa suit ?...... Sumo Santa.... with lights..... now I gotta see that! :D
     

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    I'd been wanting to make a wearable light show for over 2 years now. Luckily since I've waited the hardware options have gotten so much better for this.
     

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