The concept is an EL Wired hat with 8 sequenced EL wires controlled by a wired remote. Multiple speed controllable sequence modes are pre-programmed into an Arduino UNO, including a sound activation feature.
7 sequence modes (speed controlled)
1 sound activated mode (sensitivity controlled)
1 sequence mode that goes through all 7 previously mentioned sequences.
The brain behind my baby is an Arduino Uno Rev. 3 with a Spartkfun EL Escudo Dos shield.
This psychedelic fashion accessory was built for a festival, so it needed to be quite tough. Also it was built in a bit of a hurry, so steps were not documented during time of build. With that in mind, I will do my best to guide you through what I went through in as much detail as possible.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Arduino UNO Rev3
Sparkfun EL Escudo Dos
8 x 1m EL Wires
DFRobot Sound Sensor
Push Button Switch (Normally-Open)
220 Ohm Resistor
Right angle Header Pins
4meters of Multicore cable (Ethernet)
Prototype Circuit Boards
9 x JST female connectors (2mm pitch)
Heat Shrink (various diameters)
Gauge waterproof grommets
8 "AA" Battery Holder with Snap Connector
8 x 1.5V AA Batteries
2.1mm Right Angle DC Power (Solder Plug End Connection)
1meter Spiral Cable Wrap (3/4inch)
Plastic Universal Enclosure 100 x 25 x 50 mm(Remote)
Plastic Universal Enclosure 135 x 95 x 45 mm(Brain)
2 x 4-way El Wire splitters
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Soldering Iron and all the stuff that goes with it
Drill and various drill bits
Set of files
Needle and thread