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Lets cover a car in LEDs & GSPF 2016

A friend asked me a while back…

“what would it take to cover an entire car in these LED pixels?”

He even went so far as to give me a die cast model of a Ford Mustang GT to play with


So I did

Now this is just a prototype for a large scale version. Covering a life sized car with LED pixels would be an epic effort I would love to undertake, but it would require some hefty funding. Not to mention someone donating a car to me… The car above used WS2812b pixels. I had a bunch of them lying around from another prototype that I had dismantled. No sense in binning these pixels if they can be reused.

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is happening again!!! This year, I have decided to enter. Not with a car covered in LEDs, however. But with the new WOW Suit! Id love to put it on a mannequin and have it displayed inside a shop window. I have some ideas for new animation sequences that would cater well for a shop front

The GSPF Robot Party was awesome

We had a blast at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival Robot party last night. Thanks a bunch to everyone who came and all the people who made an effort with costumes. The Wow Suit did very well, no glitches, worked for 4 hours solid and the batteries did not die! Was very hot and sweaty however…

Here are 2 pics from the GSPF Photogs, great thanks to Nicky Pastore (more coming soon I’m Told):

Thanks to Dethrae Textiles for sharing these 2:

dethrae loves robots! At #gspf closing party #thefutureisnow #future #robots #electronic #wearableart #fashion #rave #party #fun

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Yay for the #future #dethraetextiles #party #fun #robots #led #arduino #robotsdancing #picoftheday

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Here are some pics Mon took during the night:

And here is a little video of the night, the DJ was awesome, really cool robot tunes:

The Wow Suit – I’m Wearing it and it’s working!

Some photos and a video from my very first wearing:

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After some trouble with the power system, I worked out the issue(by shitty hand made solder-less connections). I have also dimmed the global power of the suit in order to not freak people out, too much :) All up I will be able to run the suit using 6 x 10Ah Modules. Here is a video of me wearing the suit, all be it at home, and the suit working properly. No glitches!

For all interested, I will be attending the Robot Party, which is part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, on Saturday the 18th of July at The Catfish, 30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Will have the Wow Suit powered up and ready to excite!(for the record, am in no way connected to the festival)

FYI, one of the artists connected to the GSPF made a great video of the opening night and I’M IN IT, so is Al, Yossi and Nierty…Watch the whole cool video or skip to 2m:16s for me, Al, Yossi and Nierty.