I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of the first five seconds of this video. So here’s an infinite loop of them that other long-time MAKE readers, weirdos, and/or fans of Collin Cunningham will hopefully enjoy as much as I do. The rest of the video is pretty darn good, too, which is no surprise to anyone since it’s the work of fellow MAKE alum Becky Stern.

LED Ampli-Tie

The tie is fit with a microphone at the knot, a row of RGB pixels down the front, and a sew-on FLORA microcontroller on the back. It can’t actually be tied with all that wiring in place, so she’s using one of those strangleproof breakaway police / corrections officer ties with a velcro closure at the back of the collar.

Great work, Becky. I might have to make one of those, myself. Though I doubt I could rock it like Collin. I can’t think of many who could.

Overview | LED Ampli-Tie | Adafruit Learning System

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • miroslava von schlockbaum

    would you-all consider posting a duplicate link of this fun stuff in the elder section: http://blog.makezine.com/tag/collinslab/ …even-though it’s a bit abandoned we “fans of Collin Cunningham” tend to go there for all our Collin Cunningham news. thank you!

    • Sean Michael Ragan

      Done!

  • http://danielmcgregor.wordpress.com danielmcgregor

    Wow^^ Looks awesome and will surely start a conversation at any party :)

  • http://some-where-in-brazil.com.br Ernesto

    I miss “collinslab” so much…..

    • PoLoMoTo

      Same, such a great series

  • http://gravatar.com/fighterfish fighterfish

    Hey there, here is a similar project I did for Umeå Institute Design while I was a student there
    http://www.fighterfish.com/audioTies.php

  • http://www.danielandrade.net danielsandrade

    Freakin Awez0me!!