Have you ever felt as if you had butterflies in your stomach? Last Halloween 2014 day I felt that way....
Like a Walking dead fan, I wanted to do a custom equal to the serie.
I was walking around the city, trying not to find a zombie. Suddenly, I saw Rick, I started to run to him but Rick shot me on the stomach... He thought that I was a zombie.. and unfortunately, I'm going to become one.
If you want to become a zombie, look my steps to do a real injury where people can see through you.
Step 1: Introduction
Here, you can find all the necessary components to do your own costume of stomach hole. You will make a profound impression to your friends on Halloween!!
- HDMI cable: http://www.cooking-hacks.com/hdmi-cable-6
- Rapberry Pi model B+: http://www.cooking-hacks.com/raspberry-pi-b-512m
- Pi-camera: http://www.cooking-hacks.com/raspberry-pi-camera-m...
- 7" touchscreen: http://www.sainsmart.com/7-inch-tft-lcd-monitor-fo...
- 5v regulator datasheet: http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/5...
- Polymer lithium ion battery: http://www.cooking-hacks.com/polymer-lithium-ion-b...
- GoPro Chest Mount Harness: http://www.amazon.es/GoPro-Chest-Mount-Harness-c%C...
- Bison rifle: http://www.amazon.es/EDISON-8026081-Rifle-Bison-di...
You don't need high programming, make up or electronic skills. You only need to follow these steps and have patience and creativity to make the wound around the screen.
Step 2: Hardware
Regarding hardware, we will need 2 devices:
- The front screen on which we project everything that the camera records. This display has a control module which we can connect a HDMI cable directly.
- Raspberry Pi is placed in the rear of the T-shirt and the camera is placed above.
To supply the 2 modules, we will use a lithium battery, which will power the system via a voltage converter to 5 volts.
Step 3: Software
The program is very simple, and you can get it through examples that you can find on the website: http://picamera.readthedocs.org/en/release-1.8/ind... Here, you have how to use the camera using python.
First, you have to install the library:
$ sudo aptget install pythonpicamera
*If you have the raspberry updated, you can jump this step, but just in case..
The program is:
with picamera.PiCamera() as camera:
camera.resolution = (1920,1080)
camera.hflip = True
camera.vflip = True
The commands 'camera.hflip' and 'camera.vflip' are to rotate the camera, depends on you placed it, this commands would not be necessary. We need to write the command 'time.sleep' and 'camera.stop_preview' because the camera tends to crash without it.
To create the script from the terminal you have to be on pi folder(to be there, you need to use the command cd) . We use the command sudo nano camera.py, we write the program, save it with Ctrl+X and accept it.
To boot to the start, we have to create an autorun file, para ello creamos una carpeta y nos metemos en ella con:
We create the file sudo nano script_auto_run and write:
# Script to start our application
echo "Doing autorun script..."
sudo python /home/pi/camera.py &
We save the file and make it executable with:
sudo chmod 755 script_auto_run
When it is executable, you have to write:
$ cd /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE
$ sudo nano autostart
Down until the last line and write:
And that's all folks!! ;)
Step 4: Make Up
We can use latex applying it on paper placed around the screen to pretend a shotgun wound. Once dry, we should use make up base color skin to make up the whole area. After, you should use red and black paint to decorate the inside of the wound.
We will also use a white T-shirt. We cut 2 holes, one bigger in the front of the T-shirt (a little smaller than the screen) and another behind to put the camera. Later, you can paint the T-shirt with red paint as if you were going to bleed.
To the final touch, we will use a toy shotgun.
Step 5: Final Assembly
We will have to use GoPro harness to hold down the front screen and rear camera connected to the raspberry Pi.
We will also use a HDMI cable to connect the image to both devices and connect the power supply circuit to the two modules.
Step 6: Photo Gallery
Here you can find some extra photos.
Step 7: Halloween Day!
Finally , you just have to install the whole system. You should place the shirt above the screen and use some blood on the shot wound .
And you 're ready to go to the Halloween party with a shot in your stomach. I hope you like my costume and you will be the best dead of Halloween night!