Laser Crown Shines At Night

Sometimes you need something really flashy to complete an outfit. Whether it’s a sparkly pair of earrings or a stylish necklace, accessories are key to competing on the fashion battlefield. For those who want to bring some serious firepower, [p3nguin’s] laser crown might be just what the doctor ordered.

At the outset, we should state the crown only uses lasers in its construction, for cutting felt and acrylic. The light source is a Neopixel ring from Adafruit, capable of bringing the vibrant colors without risk of eye damage. The ring is then assembled with a series of snap-together acrylic parts and a felt cap, with slots for hair pins to keep the crown in place on the wearer’s head. A Trinket drives the show, with a LiPo battery used as a lightweight power supply.

It’s a nice build that’s sure to draw plenty of attention. We see some great wearables around these parts; this EL jacket is a particular favorite. Video after the break.

6 thoughts on “Laser Crown Shines At Night

  1. You’re recycling old stories now? You featured this roughly 4 years ago, it was one of the projects I showed my partner to convince him we should buy a laser cutter, and after getting the cutter, we made several of these (a desktop version, not a head version). My girlfriend loved it (still does) and it sits on her mantle.

    1. It never got posted to Hackaday, but a brief post on the Adafruit blog. Second time it got picked up by Instructables. I would have known if I made the HAD page. Nice level up though. This was made a while back so much has changed since then including my lessons learned. One of my crowning achievements….

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