Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade DISPLAY VIDEO

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  1. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was inspired by what S02 has been doing and I thought that I would give a wearable NIKE MAG conversion a go.

    I have my Mark Poon Mag's on order but in the mean time I have a left over dismantled pair from my other NIKE MAG project (see link)

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/nike-you-c...-own-nike-mags-new-leds-12-21-pg-21-a-127425/

    I will be doing some things similar to S02's and some things a bit different. Like I won't be disassembeling the shoe as I fear that any glue used will not last over time or be durable to stress over time.

    I started with the color/shiny fabric issue.

    I have made one side just slightly darker/matte and the other side untouched.

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    Next I am going to install the EL inverter in the heel cup (which will sit flush with the back of the shoe) and I will be installing a tiny 12v battery instead of the bulky 9v.

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    Battery Size comparison:

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    I will also be using my plastic formed ankle bubbles:

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    Stay tuned for more.
     
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  2. Jedifyfe

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    Re: Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade thread

    For those that are Pm'ing me, I may do a few conversions after my pair are done. Hang in there.

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  3. BTTFSpencer

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    I'm looking forward to the final result, looks great so far.
     
  4. major payne

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    Nice work, love the look of the bubbles lit up!!!
     
  5. Jedifyfe

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    Thanks. I hope to have Marks shoes here soon to start working on.
     
  6. kurtyboy

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    I thinkn I'll dump the 9V monster for the little guy too, good idea!

     
  7. Jedifyfe

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    Yep. I tested the circuit and it works great! I just ordered some 180 ohm resistors for the LED's. AND I can buy (2) 12v batteries for the price of one 9v!

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  8. Jedifyfe

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    No go with the 12v battery. It gets drained WAY too quickly. The LED's were dead in a matter of about 5 minutes.
     
  9. Jedifyfe

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    Here is one side of the ankle bubble/lights ready for the shoes!

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  10. lukebrynycz

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    I was half expecting this reply when I scrolled down sooner or later. Nice try. I'm LOVING that tiny inverter you have. Mine is about the same size as the 9v battery which is fine as it hides in the sole very well, but this would be even better. Pm me the link will ya..? :cool

    If you dig the sole out neatly, you can get to the yellow undersole and have just a fraction of the rubber left for longevity when wearing, and it will last a very long time if looked after and you don't walk like a 5 year old scrapping their feet :lol

    I won't hassle you with pm, but you KNOW i'm first on that mythical list of yours for a pair of these. If they go to plan mine will look like a bloody prototype :darnkids :lol:lol
     
  11. lukebrynycz

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    As cool as those LEDs are, I think even a 9v will drain a lot sooner than you think. Those resisters are monsters. Perhaps try some tiny 3mm LEDs that will be more efficient, but still diffuse..? I know they won't be like Nikes, but they have a huge rechargable battery :-( They will still look great from a distance as you will be smoking the bubble on the inside anyway.

    My LEDs only required 17ohm resisters, what are yours taking just out of interest?

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  12. lukebrynycz

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    ^^ This pic = SOOOO much win. That's awesome.

    How did you go about the fabric colour change? You use that Fabrico pen (#181) I recommended or you go down a different route?
     
  13. Jedifyfe

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    These are 3mm LED's and these are 10 ohm resistors. I think they look big since the pic is extremely close.

    I just ordered another set of inverters. If they are the same size as the ones I have now, I'll post the link.

    I will be installing the 9v battery in the sole but not the inverter (it will stay in the ankle cup.

    As for the color change. I am going to try fabric spray paint:

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  14. dhennick99

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    Looking good jedi.
     
  15. Moviefreak

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    This looks great Brad. I will be watching with amazement :)
     
  16. Jedifyfe

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    I diffused the light with dull spray.


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  17. Alan Castillo

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    I knew you wouldn't be able to resist Brad :lol

    Here's to yet another great thead :cheers
     
  18. dhennick99

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    Those LEDs are coming along great.
     
  19. Jedifyfe

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    I have been doing some tests with fabric spray paint and though it gives even coverage, the down side is that it you scuff the paint with an object, it makes a mark that can't be undone.
     
  20. lukebrynycz

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    I don't seem to have that problem :rolleyes :darnkids:lol

    Give the dye pen a try Brad, you'll love it when you have seen it in real life.

    p.s. picking parcel up tonight (y)cool
     
  21. Pitbull

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    OH I believe it.It's great that your doing trial and error with your conversions brad that's very important with these kind of projects.The more you mess with marks replicas it's very easy to have a very good idea turn real messy.That was the whole headache when I was doing them.I came up with just about 99% of what's going on now around the boards but completely understood they wouldn't last as far as durability goes and that's why I held back on alot of ideas.Anyway I LOVE your ankle bubbles and lights they SCREAM accuracy and that's what's great about what you do NO SHORTCUTS.

    If brad ever offers a few conversion hop on them FAST.



     
  22. lukebrynycz

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    Completely agree. Mine genuinely are fully wearable however. I have walked around town for around 10 miles, up and down stairs, running, flexing etc. Nothing is breaking as i took the time to accurately measure the wiring distances and added a few cm for flexing and also tape and glued certain wires that needed to be secure. I drilled holes for the el soles so they're just about bulletproof now.

    If anything, the downside to mine from an aesthetic point of view is that my wires are taped to the inside of the shoe with VERY strong bonding tape. It's the same grey colour as the shoe but doesn't look the best. The reason for this was primarily so that I could access the resisters and main circuit easily if something failed. I also really couldn't be bothered opening the fabric up.
     
  23. Clutch

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    Who would spraypaint their carpet? :lol
     
  24. Jedifyfe

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    I found a great paint for the fabric. I have tested about 5-6 colors and types of paint and this is a winner. It doesn't flake, scratch and it strecthes with the fabric.

    The color grey can be a warm grey or cool grey. Meaning that it can look more tan(warm) or look more blue (cool). The real Nike Mag's are a cool (blueish) grey. That color is kind of hard to find because most cool greys are pretty dark. This color I found is awesome. It is just slightly darker than the fabric AND makes it semi-matte.

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  25. lukebrynycz

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    That looks really good! :thumbsup Be neat to see the whole shoe. You got your other pair from Mark yet?
     
  26. Jedifyfe

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    Thanks. Not yet. I think they will be here this next week.
     
  27. nicholasrexutz

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    how do u plan on making the clear grayish color of the soles accurate?
     
  28. Jedifyfe

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    Unfortunately that is the only part that will remain inaccurate. I have not seen a solution that would change this.
     
  29. nicholasrexutz

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    my only ideas behind this is soaking them in bleach first to make them a little less "yellow" and a little more clear then soaking them in a gray dye... although this would be trial and error to perfect it if it works. i just know that S02 bleached his and dyed them in a blue dye and they look great i just wonder what a gray dye would look like. if ya ever experiment with that post some progression for us :)
     
  30. Jedifyfe

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    Though this sounds like a great idea, I have a feeling that doing this reduces the strength of the rubber.

    S02 is doing some fantastic things though I ultimately see a lot of unhappy wearers in his future. These shoes just can't be held together with glue.
     
  31. nicholasrexutz

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    haha the dont call them replicas for nothing. :)
     
  32. lukebrynycz

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    Proof that I was in Hill Valley 2015 rocking some Mags. Marty even spotted me throwing my hoverboard off the kerb just about to jump on!

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  33. Jedifyfe

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  34. dhennick99

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    That's good stuff Brad. Cool Idea!
     
  35. Jedifyfe

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    Re: Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade thread **Fun pictures Page 2**

    Thanks. I hope the shoes arrive soon.
     
  36. Jedifyfe

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    Re: Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade thread **VIDEO POST #33**

    Put on the hat and the SHOES.

    My take on the 2015 FOOTWEAR bag. I will be adding the RADIOACTIVE sticker on it:

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  37. Jedifyfe

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    Re: Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade thread **VIDEO POST #33**

    I got my MAG's started today. I did the toe and started on the ankle bubble and rubber sole seperation.

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  38. Jedifyfe

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    A little lighting...


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  39. lukebrynycz

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    Wow Brad, you really are cracking on with my pair aren't ya, when do you think they will be finished for me and when do you want paying? :lol:)
     
  40. TKRalph

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    Yo, Brad! How & What's lighting up those ankle lights? Can we see a pic?
     
  41. steveo3002

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    this clear sole issue ...i cant help buy think with some help a mold could be taken and someone could remake new ones in more modern/durable accurate material

    im sure it could be done ..even new soles
     
  42. Jedifyfe

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    Re: Jedifyfe's Wearable NIKE MAG Upgrade **STARTED** Pg.2

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    WITH DULLING SPRAY....

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  43. lukebrynycz

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    Another Brit over 'ere. Went to see some local lads around Leeds area who were rubber specialists. Apparently nobody in the right mind would do this unless he had hundreds, even thousands of molds and genuine interest. For just a few guys on here it wouldn't be worth their time and would cost a bomb for just a few. If you find someone who is up for it though well played! :thumbsup
     
  44. TKRalph

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    Thanks for the pics....i'm guessing you'll connect all the lighting together to one power source...
     
  45. Jedifyfe

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    Yes. They all run to a single 9v battery.
     
  46. Jedifyfe

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    Got one pair of soles done:

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  47. Jedifyfe

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    Second ankle bubble done:

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  48. Funky

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    Man, you don't waste any time! :eek
     
  49. Jedifyfe

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    Thanks. Great talking to you last night Armando. Sorry I was "out of it".

    I hope to have the straps done this week.
     
  50. Funky

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    No worries, bro. Give me a call next time you and the wife break open a bottle of wine. :lol
    The shoes look fantastic. I didn't realize how oversized the toe area was until after I saw what you did to streamline them. They really do MUCH better!
     

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