October 23, 2012 AT 10:34 am

Stronger-er Glasses (with digital EL sequencer)

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Check out this great write up from ch00ftech industries showing a take-two on creating light-up Kanye West glasses with EL Wire, improving the overall brightness and creating a sequencer:

The main difference with my new design is how the EL wire is controlled.  Before, I had the entire box controlled with an analog circuit.  I like to make things analog whenever possible, and given how simple a graphic equalizer is, it wasn’t much of a challenge.  This presented a problem this time around though.

The new glasses will be set up on a display for a silent auction, and keeping in line with the “silent” aspect, there won’t be any loud music to show them off.  This makes them a lot less desirable as a simple description card really can’t convey how cool they are.

This meant that I had to incorporate some kind of “demo” mode which eventually turned into making a full-on digital sequencer that can either react to music or play back pre-recorded patterns.

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