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Tag: Adafruit

DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This

DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This
Want to make a Shadowrun, Deus Ex or any cyberpunk or sci-fi costume? Adaruit contributor Tully Jagoe has a great accessory that you might want to replicate. Tully made a head-mounted array of small LEDs that make his eyes – or whatever part of your face you put them over – appear to be made of light.

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All
Adafruit’s been on a tear with its 3D printing projects lately. Their newest creation is a 3D printed replica of the helmet worn by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. It has strips of programmable LEDs inside that are visible through the visor.
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Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac
Electronics shop Adafruit showed us how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Game Boy emulator, complete with a Game Boy-like case. Now they’re using the affordable computer to make a device that looks and works like a classic Macintosh.

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Case for Raspberry Pi: PiGRRL
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to a 3D printer, Adafruit has a viable alternative called PiGRRL.

DIY Plush USB Game Controller: Hug and Play

DIY Plush USB Game Controller: Hug and Play
We’ve seen all kinds of game controller plushies, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen one that can actually be used to play video games. Adafruit’s Becky Stern built the soft controller using their Flora Arduino-compatible platform and some conductive thread and fabric.

Adafruit 3D Printed LED Coat Buttons: The Brightest Buttons to Button

Adafruit 3D Printed LED Coat Buttons: The Brightest Buttons to Button
Make your clothes stand out with these LED-equipped and 3D printed buttons. Electronics shop Adafruit shared this project last January to help keep folks visible in snowy winter nights, but unless it’s always bright and sunny where you are then you’ll still find a use for these buttons.

Adafruit DIY LED Watch: Pixel O’clock

Adafruit DIY LED Watch: Pixel O’clock
Adafruit continues its wonderful marketing campaign with another fun and functional gadget that you can build using the company’s products. This time it’s a wristwatch that uses LEDs to display the time or point North or to a preset destination.

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station
Bicycle riders in New York now have a new weapon in the commuting wars. The CitiBike Smart Helmet will show you the way to the nearest CitiBike docking station. That’s pretty handy. Maybe I should say heady.

Onion Pi Portable Proxy: Tastes Like Redacted

Onion Pi Portable Proxy: Tastes Like Redacted
As the recent NSA leaks have proven, a lot – if not all – of what you do, say and store online can be examined and archived by other people and organizations without your knowledge or approval.

Glowing Star Chuck Taylor Mod Complements Your Converse

Glowing Star Chuck Taylor Mod Complements Your Converse
The simple design of Converse Chuck Taylors make them timeless. It also makes them a tad plain and boring. Adafruit’s mod will make your Chuck Taylors stand out by making the logo on the shoes light up.

LED Ampli-tie: Daft Punk Formal

LED Ampli-tie: Daft Punk Formal
Have you seen those t-shirts that have a built-in equalizer? They look cool in theory, but they’re not really awesome up close. Most of them have this awkward-looking large cardboard in the middle where the LEDs shine through.

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy

DIY Back to the Future Time Clock is Pretty Heavy
It won’t help you travel through time, but this DIY time circuit clock made by PhilB of Adafruit Industries will make your car much cooler. Especially if you happen to have a DeLorean DMC-12.

Adafruit iNecklace: Open Source Jewelry

Adafruit iNecklace: Open Source Jewelry
Check out the iNecklace, which is actually a piece of jewelry that you could replicate if you really want to, but you can also buy one if you’d rather not make one yourself. The unique part of this piece is that it pulsates, kind of like what the LEDs on a Mac do.

Intruderchron Space Invaders Clock: It’S Pixel Time!

Intruderchron Space Invaders Clock: It’S Pixel Time!
Modder Dataman recently got his hands on Adafruit’s Monochron Pong Clock and massaged it into this cool Space Invaders clock – nicknamed the Intruderchron. Even though originally, the video game Space Invaders came out 6 years after Pong, the Space Invaders clock uses the same hardware as the Pong clock.

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like
Sander Mulder made a Pong Clock way back in 2005, but Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries ups the ante with the Monochron, a Pong-themed clock for tinkerers. If you want to have one you better know how to solder, because the Monochron will be delivered to you unassembled, and by that I mean you’ll have to install all the resistors and capacitors yourself.

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source
Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got the chance to make the next great 8-bit video game.
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