Just when we thought we’d seen it all in the infinity mirror department, [FieldCrafting] blazed a tiny, shiny new trail with their electroplated infinity mirror hair pin. We’d sure like to stick this in our French twist. Fortunately, [FieldCrafting] provided step-by-step instructions for everything from the 3D printing to the copper electroplating to the mirror film and circuitry application.
And what tiny circuitry it is! This pin is powered by a coin cell and even has a micro slider switch to conserve it. The stick parts are a pair of knitting needles, which is a great idea — they’re pointy enough to get through hair, but not so pointy that they hurt.
[FieldCrafting] was planning to solder 1206 LEDs to copper tape and line the cavity with it, but somehow the CAD file ended up with 0603, so there wasn’t enough space for two tape traces. We think it’s probably for the better — [FieldCrafting]’s solution was to use two-conductor wire, strategically stripped, which seems a lot less fiddly than trying to keep two bare tape traces separated and passing pixies.
Don’t have enough hair for one of these? Surely you could use some handsome infinity coasters to round out that home bar setup.
6 thoughts on “A Hair-Raising Twist On Infinity Mirrors”
An eye patch version would be wonderful for Halloween. It’d look like you’ve been assimilated.
“We are Google! You will be assimilated! Resistance is futile!” (At least the Daleks exterminate you, not enslave you!)
It is a beautiful bilidoo, but I don’t have enough hair for a French Twist!
Agreed. I’d have to grow my hair out a bit from my usual 1-2 mm length.
It might look cool on my lapel though.
Just when I thought ‘hackers’ were finally beginning to look respectable :P
Long hair hackers, assemble!
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