Vani, Brydon and I were focusing on finishing up the Arduino code this week. The materials we are using are:
NeoPixel stick (Brydon)
NeoPixel mini button (Vani, Brydon, Heba)
Gemma M0 (Vani, Brydon, Heba)
Lithium batteries (Vani, Brydon, Heba)
Vani and I will be using the NeoPixel mini buttons for our masks and our weapons and hence, have programmed 2 different codes.
Since we received our NeoPixel mini buttons yesterday, we were not able to code exactly for the mini buttons. Instead, we wrote down the code for the eyes and the weapons for a NeoPixel strip since we will only need to make minor changes on the code for our NeoPixel buttons.
For the weapons, the lights will change between blue and white for me and between yellow and white for Vani’s.
The purpose of the Khonshu costume is to have a really cool staff that lights up upon staff-falls while walking. Everything else is completely secondary. For this week Brydon has been mostly working on his code, he didn’t get it quite on tinkercad yet but he hopes to have it done today and finish soldering the circuit by tomorrow, seeing as its a relatively straightforward circuit.
For Halloween, I am making a paper doll costume. It’ll make look part of my childhood play dream and for Halloween I wanted to have a very handmade costume feel. In my 5th grade specially, me along with my friends, really enjoyed making our own paper doll clothes that we would draw cut out. I even painted a shoebox and turned it into a closet for these paper outfits.
Now, I am excited to have lights that serve as its fancy edges. It’s also going to be my first time making a Halloween Costume and being part of a parade.
What’s special about the Neo pixel strip is that it you can wrap it around the edges but it still glows in the front. It will have rainbow colors. Operate with a buttoned circuit with light movements like that of a bicycle light.
To make my costume I will also be using the following supplies :
Hot glue gun
Ribbon to tie myself or an elastic band with plastic cord locks
Also, after speaking with Becky and considering it’s Halloween and we will be out for a long time, I decided on two things :
The outfit will have two parts. It allows for sitting.
Make the outfit easy to takeoff in order to be able to use the bathroom or put on an extra later of clothing.
This is a character I made up: a creature with hairy eyes. Since it’s face looks too scary, Halloween is the greatest day to go out, and no one will be scared by it’s face. Its emotions are concealed by its mask, therefore it uses its colored eyebrows to show kindness.