All posts tagged "costume electronics"

Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 3: Testing the circuit (11 May 2016 | Tags: , , )

Now that we've decided how the LEDs in Vriska's vision eightfold glasses will be connected, we'll build a test circuit to make sure everything works before we permanently solder the parts in place.

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Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 2: Mapping out the circuit (22 Apr 2016 | Tags: , , , )

I knew I needed seven LEDs for Vriska's vision eightfold glasses. Now I needed to figure out how best to wire them up.

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Vriska Serket's vision eightfold, part 1: What do we actually want? (18 Apr 2016 | Tags: , , , )

I'd toyed for a while with the idea of building Vriska Serket's vision eightfold – excuse me, "vision 8-fold" — glasses and lighting them up with LEDs. Now that I've done it, I'm posting the instructions — and I'm also going to explain how I designed them in the first place. You don't have to use these pages to build glasses just like mine; they also work as a starting point for your own LED project.

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Costume LED basics (06 Apr 2016 | Tags: , )

Want to add lights to your costume? This article covers the basics of how LEDs work. Later this month, I'll add more articles showing step by step how to design and build simple cosplay LED projects.

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How To Build A Cake (guest post by Jake) (23 Sep 2015 | Tags: , , , )

This Gencon we decided we'd dress up as Dad Egbert and Mom Lalonde. They're bit closer to our actual ages than the trolls we were dressing up as on another day. Since I didn't want to do another day in greasepaint, and those zentai suits look hot (and creepy), I would need something other than just a hat and tie to sell this outfit. I needed a cake. But how do you create a birthday cake that can withstand the rigors of the one of the world's biggest gaming conventions?

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How To Wire A Cake (10 Jun 2015 | Tags: , , , )

When Jake decided to go to GenCon as Dad Egbert, he bought a string of grain-of-wheat LEDs to light up his prop cake. I suggested going one step further: I'd make them flicker like real candles.

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