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Staff Head Piece

wpid-20150824_230645-1.jpgNo its not the death star, and its not some secret weapon…It is a headpiece for a walking staff! The top part will have a huge glass jewel with a group of 8 x 2 LED Pixels inside. Each side hole has a smaller glass jewel followed by 2 x LED pixels inside. I need to make sure the globe will run using an Arduino Nano as i want everything to fit inside the sphere. My main issue is the pissy 2k of SRAM that I’m stuck with inside the Nano. I have devices some code that severely reduces the memory needed to run my rendering engine. Mainly by encoding the RGB color of each pixel in video ram into a single byte index. However this limits the color spectrum and brightness of the LEDs… So I may have to either reduce the bitmap RAM by removing the bottom LED strip…or use an Arduino Mega…

Also big thanks to Instagram user alexei___ for posting this pic from the Kamp Kraken fundraiser over the weekend

Just a regular… #wowsuit

A video posted by @alexei___ on

New Projects for this week

Had a blast at the Kamp Kraken fundraiser this weekend the latets version of the LED Mask worked all night long, with the new battery module. The battery indicator was at empty after about 7 hours power, but was still powered on..


On another note i have started working on a new project for another Burning Seed accessory.

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Some bits and pieces for the staff piece. I’m trying to use the glass jewels as refraction devices for the LED Strips Testing out some of the LED devices inside the styro ball to see what kind of refraction pattern i can get

I put together a small demo using 8 x 2 LED pixels. Each block of 2 is connected to a side of the large glass jewel:


I also found a new design for the next version of the LED Mask. After allot of punters claimed they were spooked by its “Jason” like appearance: