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NeoPixel Costume Gas Mask #WearableWednesday

November 05, 2014 Becky Stern

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Carl Penny’s entry into the Adafruit/element14 Hats Off Challenge is this charming NeoPixel-studded costume gas mask. It uses the vibration switch to cause a color change when you move your head quickly.

Finally done. Lots pleased, wow.

Decided the fan duct needed lights so I added 6 pixels to the inside of the duct facing out. Laser cut support ring with bare copper bus bars. Used one of the dread magnet tabs as a strain relief point.

For wire routing to the led dreads I used a piece of titanium chain maille; weave is inverted round. wires all have .1” connectors; simplest way to ensure easy disconnect should I need to take anything apart. Most of the wire was silicone cased from adafruit. this stuff was a dream to work with; strips easy, slides nice and so soft. Think will be using it for most projects on in. even beats out the Teflon coated stuff I have been using.

Sensor function: I used a vibration sensor. works out for super simple control over light colours. I give my head a sharp shake and the lights will change to the next colour in the list. still want to tweak the animation to have a nice fade from one to the next.


3D Printed Costume Gas Mask


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