Pop Art Character Glasses

For this Halloween, I decided to be a pop art comic artist. I have always wanted to do this character because I was mesmerized by the makeup behind this look. I also personally love the era of pop art and retro culture.

For the costume I decided to make glasses with WOW written on it that light up use Arduino to animate to show the WOW.


  1. Retro Glasses
  2. Laser Cutter
  3. Acrylic
  4. Glue Gun
  5. Gemma
  6. Wires
  7. Solder and Soldering Iron
  8. Arduino Metro
  9. Wire strippers and Cutters
  10. Side Light LED Strip

Things that I would have done different and Lessons :

I underestimated the problems relating to GEMMA. While I was planning out my project, I did not expect connecting GEMMA to my project as the most difficult part. If I were to do this again, I would try to completing the circuit and soldering it to GEMMA before working on the other parts of my project.

Some takeaways:

  1. Soldering LED is not easy, so practice before you work on your actual LED.
  2. Always have backup options to be on the safe side.
  3. Finish the project a week before the deadline to prevent any last minute problems.

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