Maker Faire in Waterloo, Ontario is at city hall tomorrow, drop by and say hi if you’re in town! (Table 38, under the name “Cairo Coat”).
Cairo Coat Build - Boards: Custom Made, Coat: Custom Made, Animations: Custom Made, Wiring/Soldering: Done By Hand. Over 8 months in design, building, testing, and debugging. Let me know if the photo of me belongs to you and I’ll happily give credit.
Ok, first of all, words cannot describe how amazing your work is. Secondly, have you thought about a way to make the panels on your overcoat turn black instead of blank white? I imagine such technology might exist (in digital tattoos, digital watches, etc.) but it's probably expensive. Did you consider this, or is it beyond what can feasibly be done?
Thank you, first off.
And to answer your question: I did give it some thought. I actually gave it a lot of thought. But when it comes to diffusion of L.E.D.s through a darker medium, you lose a lot of the lux if not done properly. These white diffusion panels were what I could fathom in the 3 days I had to finish this project so they sort of stayed. I might do a little bit of redesign now that I have more time, but I would’ve liked it to be as close to the ‘real thing’ as possible.
I’ll give an update very soon with regards to build process and solutions to problems I had along the way.
so.. um this is wierd , but what ate you studying? ~did you learn all the technical shiznit on your own , or do you go to some school~?
I am currently studying Electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo.
However, most of my tech knowledge spawns from a deep seeded interest in electronics and creating things. School has helped with the understanding on physical and theoretical properties of devices, but I learn most things when I do my projects.