I built a pair of 10 foot-long, wearable Speeder Bikes with built-in sound effects.
A next generation of voice box uses Bluetooth v4 (BLE) to connect a hand-mounted button pad to a helmet module that plays .WAV files.
Tesseract prop from Marvel’s Avengers movies. Built using a flickering LEDs inside a baseball display case.
Comparing the LillyPad LEDs with the Adafruit Sequins for wearable projects.
Electronics hidden inside an X-wing pilot helmet allow voice recognition to remotely control R2-D2’s sounds.
July, 2017 I’ve very much enjoyed my finished R2-D2 over the past 9 months and have had many opportunities to … More
February, 2017 During a recent troop with members of the 501st, one of our members showed me a Jawa voice … More
November, 2016 The Chest Box is a required feature for a complete X-Wing Pilot uniform. There are many talented people who … More
September, 2016 In preparation for an upcoming con, I talked my kids into wearing Jawa costumes to supplement my R2-D2. … More
September, 2016 Want one? Order it here. The Comm Pad is a required feature for a complete X-Wing Pilot uniform. … More
July, 2016 I purchased an X-Wing pilot helmet from DarthHair in May. The kit arrived recently and I eagerly began … More
November, 2015 I was an early adopter of the Fitbit Surge. It was my first smart watch and I’ve been … More
This hack gives a new meaning to the FitBit Workweek “Hustle”. I slapped this together in about 15 minutes after I realized I was about to loose a challenge toward the end of the week. It took a bit of tuning to get the right rhythm and force for a step to register. Using this, I got about 6,500 steps per hour.
April, 2015 Way back before the (very well done) TV series Shadowhunters, my daughter was a big fan of the … More
September, 2014 After the completion of Loki’s Helmet and receiving the custom build costume, we were disappointed to see that … More
My daughter is obsessed with Loki (thanks to Tom Hiddleston) and wanted to create a Loki costume for Halloween (and … More
September, 2013 In an effort to out-do my costume from last year, I took on the challenge to build a … More
October, 2011 When Sparkfun started carying EL wire, I knew it was time to build a Tron costume for Halloween. This … More