RGB LED Headband

Hard to imagine this going on business trips to Shangai

[Johncon] wrote this fantastic instructible showing us how to make an RGB LED headband. This should come in really handy the next time we find ourselves needing one… it happens. He picked up this little RGB LED strip while on a business trip to Shanghai. He had to reverse engineer the chip that controls each pair, but once that was done there wasn’t much left to do. He’s using a picaxe microcontroller since he had some lying around and, as he points out, they require very little external hardware.

He says he’s going to be ordering more of this LED strip soon and is willing to make a group buy if anyone is interested.

[via MakeZine]

20 thoughts on “RGB LED Headband

  1. It’s a shame those strips are so expensive – I might have sewn something like this into a hat if not.

    Caleb, you need to learn the distinction between HTML’s ALT and TITLE attributes. Also, “going going”.

    1. @Pedro,
      I’m quite aware of the difference between the two. I was assuming that many of you would in fact dig deeper into that picture due to the abnormality of us posting a .gif. Also, “going going” is now fixed.

  2. @matt

    Since the guy tried to make an animated JPEG, maybe we ought to give him some credit for still managing to include more than one frame.

    Not that the 90s didn’t have plenty of .JPG.GIF files. The damn users can’t comprehend 8.3 file naming conventions for some reason.

  3. Re: @Pedro,
    I’m quite aware of the difference between the two. I was assuming that many of you would in fact dig deeper into that picture due to the abnormality of us posting a .gif. Also, “going going” is now fixed.

    Posted at 8:36 am on Oct 23rd, 2010 by Caleb Kraft

    :)

  4. Re: @Pedro,
    I’m quite aware of the difference between the two. I was assuming that many of you would in fact dig deeper into that picture due to the abnormality of us posting a .gif. Also, “going going” is now fixed.

    Posted at 8:36 am on Oct 23rd, 2010 by Caleb Kraft

    Lets see it the html shows up this time. There’s some little jokes in it:)…

    Don

    img class=”size-full wp-image-29610 aligncenter” title=”Too-cool-Rainbow-Headband.jpg” src=”http://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/too-cool-rainbow-headband-jpg.gif?w=275&h=200″ alt=”Hard to imagine this going on business trips to Shangai” width=”275″ height=”200″

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