I started work on a new version of the LED mask. I recently found a less creepy plastic face mask, and decided to work my magic on it:
First thing to do is to map out the LED arrangements. This is key to how each strip is connected and how the software drives the LEDs. You can see the strip placement markers and the direction of data below.
| This is the new mask I found.
It has a kinder, more neutral appearance…
Next I cut up the LED strips and prep them each for placement on the mask. I usually mark out the required length of connector wires on the mask and cut them up, prep them with solder and markers
|This is general layout of the mask in 2 dimensions|
Finally I connect each strip together in the order assigned in step 1, and the stick the strips to the mask:
And here is a test animation of the new mask in action:
A new #ledmask ! This is V4 utilizing a #nodemcu #esp8266 module and my #led software in combination with #apa102 #rgbled #ledstrips . This will shortly be covered by cotton lycra to diffuse the light. wanted to display the guts of this amazing hardware. This mask will be off to #burningseed #burningmanaustralia to wow the crowd!
This version uses the NodeMCU V1 module. Great little piece of hardware!