• Cortana Data Chip and Display Stand

    I get asked to make more cortana chips from time to time, but the partnership that allowed me sell resin casted props is long over. I have been wanting to redesign as a display piece using a more modern neopixel lighting for the animations. Old project thread: https://www.405th.com/forums/threads/keep-your-head-down-theres-two-of-us-in-here-now.27623/ Kits for sale: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WestabyElectronics Goals: No battery, the base is powered by a usb cable The base houses the electronics, the data chip only contains the USB connector and neopixel. Make closer to actual size. The previous ones were around 200% to make easier to handle by gloved hands while cosplaying. Part List: Adafruit trinket https://amzn.to/2SXYDr3 Neopixel jewel https://amzn.to/3gKQ6ko Pushbutton https://amzn.to/3x0Akra USB…

  • Upgraded Boba Fett Chest Displays

    Dec 2020 brought new episodes of the Mandalorian which blessed fans with the reappearance of Boba Fett and his faithful armor.  The chest display refresh gets me excited.  Instead of a blocky bargraph lightshow, we get a fully animated larson scanner!  Remember larson scanners? Classic sci-fi light animation that sweeps back and forth, night rider, bsg cylons, etc. My previous boba fett chest display circuit is not wired for a fully animated bargraph.  The ESB and ROTJ style animations both used 5 animated blocks above the character displays.  So I designed the bargraph to be run on 6 wires.  Five control wires from the chip and one common for ground.…

  • Game Cabinet Lighting with Neopixels

    I put together some ikea cube shelving and wanted a place to keep my game consoles while also displaying them. I started with 3d printing some vertical stands for the PS4 and WiiU along with some controller hangers and riser shelves. I then added puck lights to the surrounding shelves, but wanted special lighting for the game shelves. Using some spare puck lights, neopixel rings, and a trinket I created some smart puck lighting that responds to which game system is powered. Power up the PS4 and the shelves are bathed in blue light. Power up the WiiU and the shelves turn cyan. Power both, and get both blue and…