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LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:14 pm

Done. Except for some wire cleanup. Vintage welders helmet with 170 individually addressable rgb LEDs mounted on a hard hat for comfort.

Running on AA batteries. Wanted sound relative capabilities, but am having issues with the mic. Just a few quick programs for now.

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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:20 pm

Looks awesome, VultureChow!

How heavy is it?
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:24 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Looks awesome, VultureChow!

How heavy is it?


About 4 pounds. With the hard hat, it's surprisingly comfortable, and I can wear it backwards to give my neck a rest. But I will be wearing it around the house to get used to it.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:26 pm

Sounds like the perfect way to greet the Jehovah's witnesses at the door!
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:35 pm

I'm super tempted to wear it out tonight when I walk the dog.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:03 pm

VultureChow wrote:I'm super tempted to wear it out tonight when I walk the dog.

I would.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby BBadger » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:06 pm

Are you going to hook up your helmet to a spectral analyzing chip (or program) so you can light up only certain parts according to the audio frequencies of your voice?
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby BeeWeeDee » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:56 am

Was your dog cool with it? Or did it evoke canine angst and dog hostility? Just wondering. Some dogs would really be freaked out.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:39 pm

My first thought when I saw that video was "that would look really cool coupled with a dalek costume".
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:43 pm

:-O

After seeing this and Junglesmacks' build, I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and learn this shit...

What was total build time (estimated)?
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby illy dilly » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:08 pm

WHAT!!!
Thats absolutely awesome!!!

Good Job VultureChow!
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:41 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:Was your dog cool with it? Or did it evoke canine angst and dog hostility? Just wondering. Some dogs would really be freaked out.


He was totally fine. Nothing phases him. I take him on the roof for 4th of July fireworks and roof party and he takes a nap.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:43 pm

Wow! It's great. :D
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:44 pm

BBadger wrote:Are you going to hook up your helmet to a spectral analyzing chip (or program) so you can light up only certain parts according to the audio frequencies of your voice?


I hadn't thought of it, but I saw some plans for a voice changer, so that would be cool if I could get the mouth to work in time to my robot/alien voice. After all, something had to spark the cargo cult.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby VultureChow » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:50 pm

MacGlenver wrote::-O

After seeing this and Junglesmacks' build, I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and learn this shit...

What was total build time (estimated)?



Honestly, about two months of intermittent work. But I took the easy way out and bought LED pixel strands from china. So the most tedious part was drilling the holes and housing the wires.

I still had to learn how to use a drill. And to solder. And to do some electronics. The programming I was fine with.

I was totally inspired by Junglesmacks. I wanted something programmable but rigid, so there was less flexing and opportunity for breakage.
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Re: LED welding helmet

Postby Turtleburp » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:45 am

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