We’re not sure exactly why [Justin Garrison] decided to make these awesome name badges for himself and his coworkers at Disney+ streaming, but it’s fun to imagine them all lighting up a team-building ride down Space Mountain, isn’t it? Whatever the reason, they sure do look good.
Each badge has an ATtiny85 that drives the ten individually-addressable RGB LEDs, and both the wire and the LEDs are powered by the EL power inverter. [Justin] bought the thinnest EL wire he could find, which is conveniently also the brightest and probably the easiest to manipulate.
Nevertheless, we can’t get over how good the names look, and wonder if [Justin] missed his calling as a neon artist. He cleverly stuck wires through the protoboard to help form the letters, and then used superglue to hold them in place. [Justin] has the code up on GitHub and an album full of build pictures if you want to give this a go.
If this has made you want to give EL bending another go, try using a 3D printed frame to help get it into shape.
7 thoughts on “ATtiny Name Badges Are Hugely Creative”
It was nice of someone to make grolen a name tag. I’ve never read of anyone with that name before
his name is clearly DisnJustin.
“We’re not sure exactly why [Justin Garrison] decided…”
From the silk-screen of the PCB I’d say it looks like more of a team effort with at least a Samantha Olson and a Vinnie Morrison involved. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for future projects from them as at least one of the group has abandoned the mouse for more googly pastures.
But perhaps more interesting than the build itself…
What exactly is the “Maker Mouse Club”?
This sounds interesting!
Careful there Justin, too close to displaying the whole name of your employer and they’ll drop the trademark bomb on your head. :)
I Didnt know there was a Maker Mouse Club either. Looks morw like Juster then Justin.
It that 100V fed through a 5V-rated USB cable, isolated with hot-glue on the back of the PCB, which is held millimeters from the skin just above the heart??? What could possibly go wrong???
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