Darth Vader Costume Mod

Introduction: Darth Vader Costume Mod

About: I like to tinker with just about anything, sometimes it works out in the end. Have fun looking at the projects, try tearing something open and let me know how it goes. cheers, -Joe

My wife got me a cheap  Darth Vader costume from Target to hand out candy on Halloween. It begged to be modded! 

This uses a BS2 and some LEDs to make a cheap costume rad. The neighborhood kids loved it! 

Step 1: Parts

19 Leds
1 Solderless breadboard
2  9 volt batteries
16 470 ohm resistors
wire, lots of wire

Wire strippers
soldering iron
Serial port

Step 2: Solder Time

I soldered the resistors in line with the wire to the LEDS positive leg.

I plugged them in to the breadboard in pins 1-16 of the BS2.

I ran one wire from the negative of the 9v battery out to the "chest plate" of the costume, wear I ran it to all of the negative leads on the LEDs.

Step 3: Poke Holes

I poked a hole with a pin through the "chest plate" of the vader costume wherever there was a colored dot or box on the costume.

Step 4: Mask

There were two chrome plastic dots on the mask, I popped those out and replaced them with blue LEDs. I added one led in the middle of the mask to add some more glow to it. I wired them in series and ran them off of a seperate 9v battery.

Step 5: Program the BS2

As usual I waited until the last minute to do this. So I reused the code from my Blinking Courier Bag Light. Loaded it with MacBS2.

Step 6: Holder

I used a little AWP tool pouch to hold it all on my belt loop.

Step 7: Rock

Now play an mp3 from the movie, impress the kids, and alienate yourself from the neighbors.

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