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Romance pants are a pair of pants that dims the room lighting and raises the stereo in relation to the fly zipper being pulled down. Of course it does not stop there. The romantic coup de grace involves electronically ignited candles triggered by the unbuttoning of the waist button. This subtle sensual assault is sure to shock and awe any prospective partner into ecstatic submission. As the evening progresses, this smarty-pants technology will undoubtedly to set the mood to the appropriate level of 'getting it on.' Romance pants are definitely where the future lay.

This project was made by Team Instructables for the Creation Challenge. Principle innovators include Amanda Ghassaei, Audrey Love, Jake Rogers, and Randy Sarafan. Team leadership and moral support provided by Mike Warren. Heckling and wisecracks provided by the rest of Team Instructables. A special thanks goes out to Erin Sharpe for a superb acting job and Greg Johnson for amazing handcrafted candle holders.
 
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You will need:

(x1) Ability to attract future make-out partners (this is essential)
(x1) Kissing skills (this is optional)
(x1) A Bullduino (or Arduino)
(x1) Arduino
(x2) Arduino Wireless Shields
(x2) Xbee modules
(x1) 7805 voltage regulator
(x1) M-type power plug
(x1) 8" x 6" x 3" project enclosure
(x2) 3" x 2" x 1" project enclosures
(x1) 12" x 18" x 1/8" acrylic sheet
(x10) 6-32 x 1" nuts and bolts
(x4) 4-40 x 1/2" nuts and bolts
(x1) 4-40 x 3/8" nut and bolt
(x1) Lamp power cord
(x3) Standard power sockets
(x1) SmartFan AC-VX Fan Controller
(x1) 9V battery holder
(x4) 9V battery connectors
(x4) 9V battery
(x1) Small round PCB
(x1) 0.1uF capacitor
(x1) 10uF capacitor
(x2) 5V reed relays
(x4) 1/8" mono panel-mount jacks
(x2) 1/8" male-to-male stereo cables
(x1) Stereo with Remote
(x1) IR LED
(x1) 38mhz IR receiver
(x1) 40 AWG nichrome wire
(x1) Box of strike anywhere matches
(x6 - 24) Mood-setting candles (scented preferable)
(x2 - 10) Candle holders (with hollow bottoms)
(x1) Flattering pair of pants (must be clean)
(x1) A couple feet of conductive thread
(x12) 10K resistors
(x1) Shrink tube
(x1) Red and black 22 AWG wire
(x1) Assorted zip ties.
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hmalik32 months ago

Oh my god we can use usb also and this is totally mechanical

crazzzik6 months ago

That is by far the best use of technology known to human kind. Ever.

May I suggest automated champagne "popping" at some point of the evening?

parisusa1 year ago
Killerjackalope: a shame we don't live closer! :)

Why are we spending so much money on things like space travel and reversing global warming when inventions like This need funding?! :) You are my favorite Bot, Randofo!
you sir you got my .. 'heart' :P
psaliba1 year ago
Sorry for the spam but could I use a Turbull encabulator?
psaliba1 year ago
So would I need two Arduino because in the parts list it says 1 bullduino and 1 Arduino, if I can't get my hands on a bullduino do I need two Arduino boards?
randofo (author)  psaliba1 year ago
Yes. The bullduino is basically an Arduino shaped like a bull.
psaliba1 year ago
Would it be possible to make this without a bullduino?
randofo (author)  psaliba1 year ago
Yes. Use an Arduino.
lmaharas1 year ago
I made this project 4 years ago..."Sexy Pants". Looks very similar.
vimeo.com/2566796
vimeo.com/2218189

if you were at all inspired by my work I would appreciate credit and a link to my site: lynnwashere.com
thanks.
randofo (author)  lmaharas1 year ago
Honestly, this is the first I saw this, but it is eerily similar. I think we were just thinking along the same lines. After making the clap off bra, I came up with this idea as a follow up. I basically wanted to make pants that lowered the lights, raised music, and finally lit candles when unclasped. While I did learn about zipper potentiometers and buttons switches while at Parsons (from my friend Kaho), I never saw your project until today.
Preft19861 year ago
Just like a movie, amazing belt btw
hilukasz1 year ago
We're sorry. Your search for “12333769” found 0 items. for arduino shield. you can get it at ada fruit though.
Exactly, I'm preaching to the choir here so I'm just going to shut up. =)
J-Five1 year ago
NOW I seen everthing lol!
DIVYA GARG1 year ago
really you are the father of electronics .........I hope you will be a best scientist of world ..............................! best of luck..................
caarntedd2 years ago
I don't like the idea of electrical wiring near my doodle.
Kiteman2 years ago
When I read this, I snorted - hard.

Getting a jelly bean stuck in your nose from the wrong end really makes your eyes water!
Things like this make me wish Instructables had a "like" button. But then I realize that I spend far too much time on facebook.
Noses have a right end for jelly beans?
I didn't sniff it up, I sort of sniffed it down...
so, it entered your nasal passages from inside your oral cavity and trachea?
randofo (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
These pants are the official Artist in Residence uniform here. It makes going to the bathroom slightly awkward. Fair warning.
Kiteman randofo2 years ago
Only if I get to choose the music!
(Er, these are the people you're taking me to visit in the Summer??)
kelseymh2 years ago
Congratulations on making Failblog! Most excellent, dude!
randofo (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Fail blog is just jealous cause we advanced to the finals.
Whoa! Most excellent, dude! (And I do like the Mac Classic pseudo-GUI :-).
eclipsed2 years ago
Best Ible EVAR!
Excellent choice of music, too.
RIP, Donna.

But I worry about that zipper. Does it have any potential to give electric shocks to the wearer? :o
ouchie!
randofo (author)  eclipsed2 years ago
No. That is a different project.
ilpug randofo2 years ago
I'm not sure if you are joking...
tn. ilpug2 years ago
if you're actually questioning it, the answer is probably no.
ilpug tn.2 years ago
If there is one thing I know about the author in question, it is his tendency to make things that no one else would think of or expect... Therefore, I am not sure.
Pair it with clap-off bra for the gal and you have complete techno romance... :D
tn.2 years ago
omfg, this is *fabulous*, lolol! but hey - it's the 21st century, folks! this would work great with a zipperback dress and bra combi (unzip the dress for sound/ambient light dim, undo the bra to light the candles).
dinglballs2 years ago
Workinonit
I have no intention of making these as my skills are sufficient and gals like guys with skills, but I definitely dig J Dilla as the soundtrack for the instructable vid.
Dilla says go, Keep up the good work.
This is perfect, I've always thought my crotch deserved a bit of theatre...
stephin992 years ago
romance,
your doing it right.
mamalove2 years ago
Genius, but I am bias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nevertheless, this is GREAT
kasssa2 years ago
Perhaps my wife will increase my electronics budget when I show her this instructable... :-) :-) :-)
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