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Here’s Donivan’s entry for the MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest, he writes – “This is my MeKeVoRkA costume I made a few years ago. The chest plate is using an EL sequencer that has been modified to use a larger inverter. Unfortunately the photos don’t show all the strands lit at once. There is a Basic Stamp microcontroller that is used to activiate a laser module and the red eyes in the mask. The mask also has a microphone that goes to a voice changer box and 10W audio amplifier. All the EL wire interferes with the audio, but I think it sounds kinda cool. There’s a video with sound on YouTube, see above for the link.

The belt pack contains the audio amplifier + voice changer circuits, the Basic Stamp board, the hacked sequencer, three EL wire drivers and two sets of eight AA rechargable batteries to power it all for about 3 – 4 hours. “ [via] – Link & video.

Related:

  • MAKE Halloween projects – Link.
  • MAKE Halloween archives – Link.

Enter the MAKE & CRAFT Contests!

  • Makers and Crafters, it’s time to enter our ghoulishly fun Halloween contests! Anyone, anywhere can enter, and depending on what type of maker or crafter you are, you can enter all or just some of the contests – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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