computer Arm gauntlet LEDs

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Predator of Jax

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Yoooo...

So, I was wondering if anyone made there own LED light system in their gauntlet?

I'm specifically asking how to piece this together. I found LEDs at RadioShack. How do I power these things?

Most of all, I was an on/off switch to turn on when I flip it open.

I have room in my gauntlet to make this happen I believe. Any thoughts?

Thanks for the feedback!
 

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MasterAnubis

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There's a few of us who have gone to great lengths to get it to look great...

Both me and Elkman use a microcontroller base for the LEDs

Ei'luj made a few different setups to fit different gauntlets using a similar programmed process.

As far as a basic light up you can have it like a bio LED setup or if you were going flashy I don't have any super cheep suggestions.

I use a snap-action switch with roller to power up when the lid opens.



mine:
http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=17142

Elkman's:
http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=17446

Ei'luj's:
http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=16003

I know I've got to be missing some(sorry) but there out there.
 

Predator of Jax

New Member
O.K. Sweet action!

You said it first though... I'm going for 'CHEAP'.

I've got this idea on how to make the 'countdown' illuminate. I just need two LEDs to be powered to achieve what I'm going for.

So, I see some guys running them off of 9Volts?

I'm guessing this is enough power to keep 2 LEDs running all evening, eh?
 

Cathat

New Member
I'm going for 'CHEAP'.

I've got a suggestion for those who want to keep it Monkey simple and cheap

Get LED xmas lights on Amazon.com -

For 9 Bucks - I bought Red LED lights - comes with a 3 AA batterypack -and multiple swithe settings (see below) - all I had to do was get thin electrical wire at the hardware store for a few bucks and it was easy to rewire them to fit my costume. I'm an artist not an electrical engineer - so this was a good alternative for people who can't /won't go near soldering irons and circut boards. Its easy to add a more elegant power button or other new switch down the power line since you probably don't want to mess with the super crapola cheap switch that is on the battery back.



Just search on Amazon.com - piece of cake.

15 Battery Operated Christmas Lights
Item #X6G0153

Features:

Color: red bulbs / green wire
Number of bulbs on string: 15
Bulb size: concave wide angle (mini bulb)
Spacing between each bulb: 6 inches
Total string length: 8.5 feet

Additional Product Features:
8-function controller allows you to select different light settings such as: steady burning, blinking, chasing, etc.
LED lights use 90% less energy
Durable non-glass bulbs
Lights are equipped with Lamp Lock feature, which makes them replaceable, interchangeable and keeps them from falling out.
UL Listed for indoor use only
Straight line construction
This set has 15 push-in type bulbs. Bulbs do not twist
Requires 3 "AA" size batteries (Not Included)
On/Off switch on battery pack



For all you simpletons like Me ! Enjoy!

:lol: :lol:

Cathat
 

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Predator of Jax

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I've got a suggestion for those who want to keep it Monkey simple and cheap

Cathat
Thanks for ALL of the responses, guys.

However, do to time and MONEY.... lol... I'll be using Cathat's method for THIS years festivities.

I'll be tackling the other LED information y'all posted throughout the next couple of months.

I've gotta learn this stuff!

Thanks for all the feedback.
 

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