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Killer-cool LED hat

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As Hacked Gadgets says, you probably won’t have time to create this amazing LED hat for this Halloween, but if you start soldering now, you might have it done for next Halloween, or if you hurry, next Mardi Gras. The results look worth the effort.

LED Hat with pac-man, space invaders etc. – [via] Link

10 thoughts on “Killer-cool LED hat

  1. Atharsia says:

    Does this guy have a website? I’d love to see some details, like how many LED’s he used, what micro and possibly the program he used.

  2. gadgetlust says:

    Nicely made. Brutal amount of work. Next year, I want to see one made with RGB LED’s. Now THAT would be a challenge!

  3. sleepydog says:

    Nice hat, great job.
    I think a tilt switch or accelerometer to change between animations would be sweet.

  4. wu-lee says:

    hello, thanks for the nice comments, more info from the builder (me) here. I’m afraid it’s not a tutorial, more of a journal. Maybe one day I’ll condense it down…

  5. Atharsia says:

    Thanks for posting Wu-lee! Great work you did on the hat, and I’m reading your journal as I type this… one note:

    THe link you posted for the code you are using seems to have read restrictions on it, and I can’t access it.

    I get a Permission Denied, this action requires BROWSER_VIEW permission :(

    I’ve started a discussion on the Make Forums about this, so that hopefully we can help you clean the journal into a how-to, and possibly make it easier/cheaper to assemble…. discussion here

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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