Wireless Bullduino belt buckle sets the stage for romance, schtick

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As the Red Bull Creation Contest gets underway, we’re seeing a ton of great entries, including this one put together by [Team Instructables]. While we are pretty partial to our own spectacular Red Bull Cannon, it’s hard to deny that there is some stiff competition out there.

Instructables’ “Romance Pants” are a creation that would undoubtedly fit perfectly as a prop piece for any of the Naked Gun movies. The basic premise behind the pants is that when unzipped, the Bullduino belt buckle wirelessly signals the lights in the room to dim, the music to turn up, and candles to light – setting the mood for romance.

Some might argue that anyone wearing a Red Bull-themed Arduino as a belt buckle would have a snowball’s chance in hell of encountering a potential mate – We can’t really argue with you there. That said, their concept is pretty amusing.

Stick around to see the Romance Pants in action, as well as a behind the scenes look at how they work.

[Thanks, Bill!]

Comments

  1. It’s a project- a hack, if you will, with a good bit of humour. It’s great!

  2. dphuk says:

    Awesome, shame my jeans are all button flys :(

    • justin says:

      ha, instead of your fly being a potentiometer, merely have it act as a stepper with each button acting as a button[maybe have conductive thread sewn into the eyehole part all around so it makes a firm connection to the button, which has another contact point on it, thus when the contact is broken, a signal is sent.), and just use the code to smooth out the numbers so it flows smoothly.

  3. tempestion says:

    shame i dont wear pants : (

  4. Destate9 says:

    1st place goes to Instructables

  5. MorbiousStone says:

    HAHA Nice

  6. atomsoft says:

    I want 10 of these!

  7. Ahahahaha, what a well-done project! We rarely see comedy hacks that are well engineered, well presented, AND actually entertaining. Great work! The candles are the best part, IMHO.

  8. NeXTWay says:

    Fun, smart and quite useless :D
    The best Bullduino project I’ve seen so far!

  9. Adam says:

    What about when you throw your jacket on the table when you don’t come home with a lady, go to the bathroom, sit down to take care of some business, and the flames of passion set your apartment ablaze?

    • charles says:

      Ahh! Idea!! So lets say you do put your jacket somewhere different when you don’t have a ‘special guest’. Like, say, sloppily on the table. Embed some magnets, apply hall effect sensor to table, and tada!

      Instead of sexytimes(‘yay!’);
      It starts playing:

  10. jack says:

    stay classy, hackaday.

  11. DJElectfire says:

    Sorry Hack-a Day, Instructables, gets ,my vote for 1st place, though so far you guys are still in 2nd place.

  12. Hirudinea says:

    Make sure you hit the head BEFORE you activate your pants.

  13. 0.zer0 says:

    Neat project, great presentation! b ^_^ d

  14. superKittens says:

    “it’s hard to deny that there is some stiff competition out there”

    I see what you did there…

  15. Mikey says:

    “Some might argue that anyone wearing a Red Bull-themed Arduino as a belt buckle would have a snowball’s chance in hell of encountering a potential mate” — which is why the lights dim. Duh!

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