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Andrew “Bruce” Lau made this amazing LED cape and wore it around Maker Faire all weekend. I caught up with him to chat about it, and he said that Leah Buechley’s LED tank top was a huge inspiration. He used her suggested technique of soldering metal beads to surface mount LEDs and stitching them in a grid using conductive thread. Controlled by a PIC microcontroller, the cape scrolls letters saying “MAKE” and “DIY as well as traveling patterns.

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Electric Tank Top on CRAFT

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. leigh says:

    dude… the LED cape rules!!!

  2. fumerdan says:

    Cubatron meets Batman – I love it! Wicked faire apparel!

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