This isn’t the first LED fur coat we have seen, but it may be the first one made entirely from scratch? The maker, DustMonkey, couldn’t find a coat that met all his criteria, so he started with McCall’s pattern #4222. After making the coat, he attached 256 RGB LEDs, an Arduino, and custom LED controller to light everything up.
It had to meet a few design restrictions:
- Be completed in 3 months
- Battery powered
- Durable (I was taking it to Burning Man)
- Affordable (I probably missed this mark)