Lighting a Ghost costume, Need suggestions

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Coopette

Joined Sep 21, 2012
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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
 

Markd77

Joined Sep 7, 2009
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Coopette

Joined Sep 21, 2012
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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
 

ScottWang

Joined Aug 23, 2012
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I am looking to recreat 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.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zSkkaif4Kk

Thanks in advance. :)
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
 

BSomer

Joined Dec 28, 2011
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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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