January 2, 2013 AT 3:30 am

Flora Pixel Aviator Cap #WearableWednesday

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Gaïa Orain writes:

The hair-brained inspiration behind this project was the notion than rather than getting lost in the bermuda triangle, Amelia Earhart blasted off to space and went adventuring to far away galaxies.  While traversing a nebulous black-hole, her typical pilot hat was transformed into this technicoloured beacon of light that enabled her fight off alien species or the occasional asteroid.  In this short film, I attempt to accurately depict her voyage in space

The pilot hat is made of buttery black leather and lined with padded gold satin for space safety and comfort.  It is illuminated by 17 Smart Pixel retina burning GRB LEDS, commanded by a cute Flora using code based off the sample code provided by AdaFruit.  The stranded copper wire is stitched to the surface with gold embroidery thread and embellished with a few sequins and rhinestones.  The pattern was drafted on a styrofoam head and enlarged for my giant noggin.

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