Lighting a Ghost costume, Need suggestions

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Coopette, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Coopette

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    I am making a Starcraft Sarah Kerrigan Ghost costume which lights up. When I get it finished I can post a picture if you guys help. If you want to see a video of the costume I am trying to recreate see below.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_3R9BoVvg

    I need help finding the best way to do this. I know there are a couple of options like EL wire or LEDs. I think LED would be better, thus I am looking to recreate a chasing effect using LED light strips. I know there are alot of premade kits that can do over 80 different effects but I only need one simple light "traveling" through the strip. Like in the video below at 1:00 minute but only a single color.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zSkkaif4Kk

    As another option could I be able to change it from one single color to a different color keeping the same chasing pattern. This is why I am considereing RGB lights instead of regular LEDs but I want this to be as affordable as possible.

    If you have any suggestions or ideas please let me know. I appreaciate all help.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Markd77

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  3. Coopette

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    Is there any way to make the circuit light weight and portable? with all the wires it looks really messy and I only have about a square 4 inches to hide the circuit
     
  4. Markd77

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    Soldered up on stripboard it could be around 4X8cm, 7X5cm or 6X6cm and about 1cm high.
     
  5. ScottWang

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    If you like to do so, can you write the program for MCU as 8051 or PIC, etc...?
    Or you want to use NE555 + CD4017x3 (or x 5) + Some RC to try it.
    Or NE555 + Ctrl Logic +CD4510x3 (or x5) + CD4028 x3 (or x5) + Some RC to try it.
    Or NE555 + Ctrl Logic +CD4516x3 (or x5) + 74LS154 x3 (or x5) + Some RC to try it.

    CD4017 datasheet, Decade Counter/Divider with 10 Decoded Outputs
    http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheets/90/108738_DS.pdf

    CD4510(BCD)/CD4516(Binary) datasheet, Up/Down counter.
    http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheets/320/109577_DS.pdf

    74LS154 datasheet, 4 to 16 decoder, Output Lo.
    http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheets/70/232348_DS.pdf

    CD4028 datasheet, BCD to 10 decoder, Output Hi.
    http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheets/228/108936_DS.pdf
     
  6. cork_ie

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  7. BMorse

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  8. BSomer

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    Another alternative to the conventional wiring methods would be something referred to as e-textiles. There are many different possibilities with this stuff. Micro-controllers, LEDs, batteries, whatever...
     
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