LED-skirt

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Project LED-skirt
Photo5933744821665640847 - by WheezeNL.jpg
Status In progress
Contact Noor
Last Update 2020-02-18

To do

  • Reinforce wire connections with hot glue and/or zip ties.
  • Add hook to fasten waist of crinoline.
  • More programming designs.
  • Get aurora borealis palette working properly on circles and panel, and shooting stars display on strips.
  • Replace strip in bottom tube with side-emitting LEDs?

LED count

  • 240 - circles (all used except one)
  • 64 - 8x8 panel.
  • 23 - strip 1.
  • 23 - strip 2.
  • 17 - strip 3.
  • 84 (?) - strip along bottom tube.

Total: 451 LEDs.

Timeline

Construction

2019-11-06 - 2019-11-11

Bought:

Old sketches:

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2019-11-12 - 2019-11-24

  • Played with layout of LEDs, waiting for items to arrive.
  • Tested out LEDs under layers and on crinoline.

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2019-11-25

  • Took apart seams of inner layers of black skirt to add extra panels to fit over crinoline.

2019-11-26

  • Measured skirt on top of crinoline. Extra panel with bottom arc length of 100+cm.
  • Decided to go with 6 strips of 23 LEDs each. Cut one strip.

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2019-12-03 - 2019-12-05

  • Tested out LED rings. One wire was detached so had to be soldered on.

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2019-12-06

  • Punched holes in crinoline, used zip ties to attach first LED strip.
  • Took apart LED circles and tested FastLED programs.
  • Set up LED circles, one strip, and panel together on crinoline and used zip ties to place everything but the panel on crinoline.
  • Ran FastLED programs on everything together.
  • Pictures posted by others to Facebook, RevSpace kiekjes, Twitter.

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2019-12-20

  • Rearranged LED circles, mounted some back on with velcro. Mounted panel with velcro.
  • Cut two more strips. Attached wires to one and mounted it horizontally at an angle.

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2019-12-22

  • Folded up bottom hem and put velcro strips all across to partially make a tube along bottom.

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2019-12-24

2019-12-25

  • Measured and cut panel for black layer of skirt.

2020-01-10

  • Used fabric glue along bottom hem tube, in between velcro strips.
  • Soldered wires to more LED strips.

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2020-01-11

  • Soldered wires to remaining LED strips.
  • Connected everything together, hooked up to an Arduino.

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2020-01-17

  • Added more velcro bits to fix placement of LEDs.
  • Experimented with modifying FastLED programs. BPM on circles?

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2020-01-18 - 2020-02-13

  • Experimented more with FastLED programs.
  • For custom color palettes, used PaletteKnife bookmarklet to generate codes for palettes. Add to sketch directly, or add to Arduino/libraries/FastLED/colorpalettes.cpp and palette name to colorpalettes.h.
  • Cut up plastic bag for panel over skirt, attached with velcro.
  • Finished up everything on black outer skirt.
  • Bought 2x SilverCrest power banks.

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HackerHotel 2020

2020-02-14 -2020-02-16

  • Debut as Princess of Lights went excellent, with paparazzi taking pictures and video all weekend.
  • However, about a dozen wires broke off throughout the weekend and had to be soldered back on, some with reinforcements of zip ties to hold them in place.
  • LEDs kept weighing down crinoline, and since the string in the waist came out a long time ago, the velcro was not enough to hold it up. Used an opened paperclip to hold it together, and then a safety pin. Need to add a hook fastener, or use a large safety pin (through grommeted holes) or some other kind of fastener.

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