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Latest from my big project
« on: March 24, 2019, 05:34:02 PM »
My boy and I have been working on a massive project, it's a Marshmello DJ helmet and it's been really difficult.  We finally got the lights laid out today and it's looking good.  We still have a way to go.  Check this out

https://imgur.com/gallery/Lx43KVg

For the technically minded, these are strips of WS211B lights that have been cut into strips of 16 pixels and laid out like a panel.  The controller is from Amazon and can deal with a panel, that's why the design works even though the panels are zigzag.  We've got an Arduino that can act as a controller and allow us to code our own panels in C,but we'll mess with that more later.

Here's the power supply that required a bunch of 220 volt wiring


Soldering all of this was a massive PITA, but I'm getting better quickly. 


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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 05:36:45 PM »
Here's what the actual helmet looks like

https://imgur.com/gallery/sFFfyCM

Notice the liner from a construction helmet for comfort
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Re: Latest from my big project
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 05:36:54 PM »
I had to Google what the heck it was you are making. Cool. I want one too.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 05:41:51 PM »
Thanks Tami!

One bad thing happened, I was using a soldering station with a magnifying glass and the sun shined and damn near set my table on fire. 

Even worse, last weekend I made fun of my wife for thinking this could happen and I was certainly proved wrong.  She's double angry and there's a big burn on the kitchen Table



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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 01:42:03 PM »
Jimbo, I totally thought your spelling was as bad as my husband's and that this is what you were making....



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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
That does look delicious but would be impractical at a rave


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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 04:50:00 PM »
That does look delicious but would be impractical at a rave

Do you go to many raves?! haha

But seriously, it's coming out pretty cool! good work!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 04:56:33 PM »
And how many raves does Little Jimbo go too?   ;D

It is a super cool hat though.  WAAAAAAYYY better than a glo stick.

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 04:58:48 PM »
And how many raves does Little Jimbo go too?   ;D

It is a super cool hat though.  WAAAAAAYYY better than a glo stick.

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I did also enjoy the marshmallow hat as well though! lol
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* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 04:59:27 PM »
I also LOVE water balloons!


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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 07:13:57 PM »
The other day, Jimbo Jr was trying to convince me that 3 hours of battery life is not enough for his marshmello Helmet.  I can only assume he is planning to attend a Rave that lasts longer


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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2019, 09:26:18 PM »
The other day, Jimbo Jr was trying to convince me that 3 hours of battery life is not enough for his marshmello Helmet.  I can only assume he is planning to attend a Rave that lasts longer
Can guarantee if he tries wearing that for more than 3 hours at a rave he will be very tired of it. I used to wear bracelets, and after dancing for a couple hours they had to go in my bag because they were annoying and hot. (former dj/raver)

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 07:47:28 AM »
I'm sure you're right, he doesn't have any idea what a Rave is.  Come to think of it, neither do I.  I'm more of a indie / punk concert   kind of guy.

The only actual music I've heard from Marshmello is pretty weak.

Speaking of music, the other day my daughter was listening to a cover of Tracey Chapman's Fast Car.  It attempted to be a note for note cover, with added pop synthesiser effects.  The only problem was the girl could not sing and the autotune was obvious. What a mess.


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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 09:03:49 AM »
I'm not a marshmello fan. Or deadmau5 who started the LED helmet thing. But they do have some fun technology in them!

And that Tracey Chapman cover sounds vile!

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 09:22:09 AM »
The only actual music I've heard from Marshmello is pretty weak.


marshmello is a person? I just thought it was the type of helmet or something I'm not into that music scene much (beyond stuff like Daft Punk if you could that) so just assumed it was the "technical name" of the helmet hahah
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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