Check out the videos below! The first is a demo of the colors actuated by the buttons. The second is a demo of the breathalyzer! (this will be explained later)
- Sewing machine
- Soldering iron
- Wire cutters & strippers
- Hobby knife
- Hot glue gun
- Two lab coats
- Arduino (Uno or later)
- LED Spool(s) (5 meter, 300 LED count, 50/50 size LEDs, epoxy-coated) - 2 spools for a child's coat, 3 for an adult.
- 24 gauge 4-wire strips (Intercom wire works well.)
- Protoboards (Or a ProtoShield for the Arduino will work even better. We cut our own protoboard to size and tucked it behind, because we wanted to keep the arduino visible. But a real protoshield would be more stable.)
- Sensors, to taste. Our code and wiring diagrams include a microphone, so your coat can light up in response to noise, and an accelerometer so your coat can light up as you move.
- 12 volt rechargeable battery packs. For a few hours of use, 2 or 3 packs for a child sized coat, 3 or 4 for an adult coat (this is to make sure there is enough amperage, each battery is limited to 2A max)
- Hot glue
- Masking tape
- A white zipper (long enough to run the length of your coat)