High 5 sigma for taking one step closer to figuring out what the universe is about, whether you believe it or not.  Understanding what the Higgs-Boson particle is may take a little more than head-scratching to understand. Understanding the device used to track it down may be a little easier.  Scientific American had a layman's explanation and video to illustrate the LHC Large Hadron Collider on how it works.  This was given the thumbs up by our resident subatomic particle-boy so it should suffice as a valid high-level brief of what really goes on at the uber-cool subatomic particle labs. He has probably been there and all I got was this lous....well dang, I had to make my own shirt!

So to advance fashion geekwear,  I present the God Particle Wearable LHC Demonstrator Shirt.  An academic tool to show off to your friends and impress them with an expanation of the LHC and how it works.  What is the learning objective here? Make stuff to learn stuff.  Good to wear to lectures where you are  trying to inspire the youth of today to be engineers of the future.  Engage them but do not allow them to press your buttons.

This is a derivative work of the Daft Punk LED Matrix Breakout Board based on the original Daft Punk Coffee Table.  So what we have is an ordered bunch of blinking LEDs that is programmed to light up the LHC diagram. Powered by Arduino powered by the miracle of electronics.

If this may seem too advanced for you, maybe start out on the equally compelling Star Trek Phaser Red Shirt.

I think I will need to add a narration to the video.  A British voice might lend more credibility to this project.  An Aussie voice would make this more of an As Seen on TV advert through...

P.S. Not approved by or near TSA when engaged in public transport.

Step 1: Gather your particles...

I found a more detailed image of the CERN overview of the accelerator complex here http://lhc-machine-outreach.web.cern.ch/lhc-machine-outreach/images/complex/Cern-complex.gif  Interesting site to check out the other images if you are interested.  

I had taken some notes after viewing Scientific American's video.  I wanted to incorporate the animation to show the flow of the particles and indicate the energy or power used to accelerate them at each stage.

Basically, this project is to make a shirt to illustrate the workings of the CERN experiment to observe sub-atomic particles.  The shirt to demonstrate the ATLAS detector to show the actions of the quarks and gluons may be a future project. Or...25 LEDs can go a long way to illustrate protein folding or DNA or chemical bonding.... Be ambitious and wire up a CRAY supercomputer or HAL 9000.

I will leave out a lot of detail in this build because they are covered in other instructables in detail.

Refer to the Daft Punk Coffee Table instructable to get an understanding of how to control a matrix of LEDs with an arduino microprocessor.

The arduino sketch and libraries used is there.  The only thing I will offer is my frames.h file which contains the animation but will be less than useful since your final design and configuration/ how LEDs are sewn on probably wlll not match pin for pin.

Next, refer to the Daft Punk LED Matrix Breakout Board instructable to see how to create a workable interface for the LEDs so we can "free them from the grid" and place them artfully in our project.

So, you need a shirt or a hoodie or whatever garment you want to place this on.

Iron-on transfer paper to print out the image from an ink-jet printer(color laser copier-no color laser printer- stuff is more expensive and hard to find)

Electronics and soldering skillz.

LEDs, ribbon cables, arduino, perfboard, headers, female headers

Basic sewing skillz with needle and thread.

CAUTION: Learn how to solder safely. Learn how to sew safely. Both essential maker skills. 

That is great! How about a t-shirt that says "there is NO God particle" or maybe something like, if there was a God particle priests not physicists would have described this particle?
The 5 sigma indicates something like a 1 in 3,500,000 chance that what they saw was a miracle. If I were the Big Guy, I would also probably stack the odds better than winning at Powerball.
Great ible! <br> <br>I'd be very careful where you wore a shirt with a bunch of lights, and wires all over it these days. <br>
<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Breadboard-Sweatshirt-Instant-Wearable-Ele/" rel="nofollow">Duly noted.</a>
This is perfect for a Evil Mad Scientist Halloween Costume.
Don't tell anyone but It's really a flux reactor shirt.
I give you 5 Stars
Great idea! You should try with Arduino Lilypad
FLORA is not out yet and getting a whole spool of good conductive thread to wire this all up would be costly.
awesome idea!
Awwww! You made that just for me? I'm touched (no, not there!). <br> <br>Quite up to your usual awesome standards :-)
If <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/kelseymhs-High-Order-Derivative-Common-Sensible-S/" rel="nofollow">the shoe fits,</a> try them on again to be sure...

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