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What I'm working on...

LED Party Shoes

I created these fun bluetooth-controlled party heels for the annual SparkFun Holiday Party this year. For the party I wore a prototype version of the heels that I can wirelessly control through a bracelet. This is a similarly structured project to my Halloween costume (still in development) exploring connecting costume pieces wirelessly using RFM69 radios. The bracelet connects to the Adafruit BLE Connect app and utilizes the color picker to send RGB values to the bracelet. The bracelet then passes the data through an RFM69 radio module to the shoes to sync them up. At the moment the app does not support multiple paired connections, so this was a fun workaround. At the moment, they just display the chosen color on the bracelet and shoes, but I am planning to add a menu system of animations chosen through a navigation switch on the bracelet to choose a mode and pass color settings on to display on the shoes.

Hardware in the Bracelet:

Hardware in the Shoes:

 

 

Wireless Magic Wand and Color Changing Costume

I'm creating a collection of connected color changing costume pieces, inspired by the scene in Disney's Sleeping Beauty where Aurora's fairy godmothers are fighting over the color of her gown. A 'magic wand' with an embedded color sensor broadcasts its readings wirelessly to a dress and headpiece.

It's still a prototype with some work to be done on finalizing code and finishing touches, but I wore the outfit for my office Halloween party and it was a hit! The wand and headpiece are up and running, but I'm still working on the final details of the dress, which has LEDs embedded seamlessly with the beading detail on the bodice. Stay tuned for more updates!

Hardware in the Wand:

Hardware in the Headpiece: