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]

Comments

  1. ruzo says:

    Macegr as strips like thoose to sell..

  2. badass! I would love to buy one of these strips, why don’t I ever go on biz trips like that!?

  3. TiredJuan says:

    I could go for one, if they’re not too terribly expensive.

  4. Tom says:

    I feel like I keep plugging these guys, but I’ve been buying the strips from them for a little bit now…

    http://www.bliptronics.com

    Good range of other serially controlled RGB LED modules…

  5. Matt says:

    The 90’s called. They want their internet video format back.

  6. Pedro says:

    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”.

    • Caleb Kraft says:

      @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.

  7. fluidic says:

    @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.

  8. Pedro says:

    In that case, you know us too well.

    Perhaps I should start displaying comment block too…

  9. sarsface says:

    Guy looks like the Joker.

  10. ruzo says:

    its a pretty dumb face…

  11. bilbao bob says:

    When I saw that picture, I thought it was of someone’s home made sex doll, based loosely on Ashton Kutcher.

  12. NatureTM says:

    I guess I can finally complete my look.

  13. ProtoWizard says:

    Looks like he is under the influence

  14. Don says:

    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

    :)

  15. Don says:

    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″

  16. bilbao bob says:

    They’ll be on sale in shanghai by the time anyone flys over there. Those kids are fast.

  17. Alex says:

    This is from the guy who was on the first Colony. Cool guy.

  18. Rob says:

    I sell these RGB strips on my website.
    Hobbyist length is $21 AUD + Shipping (can be quite costly to the USA unfortunately).
    http://www.microcontrollersandmore.com

    They are HL1606 based and you can get the same effect as in the video with the headband dude.

  19. walt says:

    I was going to read the article, but I can’t get over that retarded animated gif. moving on…

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