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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.
MtnMig3 years ago
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?
caitlinsdad (author)  MtnMig3 years ago
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!

I'd be very careful where you wore a shirt with a bunch of lights, and wires all over it these days.
caitlinsdad (author)  jdwaynes19803 years ago
powerman6663 years ago
This is perfect for a Evil Mad Scientist Halloween Costume.
caitlinsdad (author)  powerman6663 years ago
Don't tell anyone but It's really a flux reactor shirt.
I give you 5 Stars
ikožar3 years ago
Great idea! You should try with Arduino Lilypad
caitlinsdad (author)  ikožar3 years ago
FLORA is not out yet and getting a whole spool of good conductive thread to wire this all up would be costly.
xenonic3 years ago
awesome idea!
kelseymh3 years ago
Awwww! You made that just for me? I'm touched (no, not there!).

Quite up to your usual awesome standards :-)
caitlinsdad (author)  kelseymh3 years ago
If the shoe fits, try them on again to be sure...