8 weeks ago, I started blogging about my latest project. The Power Suit. What started as a fun idea to win a theme night competition, ended up to be my most challenging projects. This week, I’m proud to present the end result!
After I programmed the built in Arduino, the only thing left to do, is the development of the associated iPhone Application. This week I’ll be writing the app to control the sounds.
Let’s start off with a warning. If you’re here for the pictures, you’ll be disappointed. This week we’ll dive into the Arduino code that will run on the on board computer of the Power Suit.
After wrapping up the last pieces of electronics in last week’s post, it’s time for the next phase of the Power Suit project. Although the Suit slowly became a futuristic Power Suit, it still needs some styling. As you might have guessed from the scary photo above, it’s time for a layer of paint.
Last weeks instalment of the on board computer was the core of all electronics on the Power Suit. But still, there are some important parts missing. This week we’ll finish all the electronics by adding the sound amplifier, the bluetooth audio receiver and the nunchuck controller.
Installing last weeks LEDs was fun! But as mentioned earlier, they won’t work without any computer control. The same goes for the controllable wings. So the next thing on the to do list, is building the on board computer.
Last week, my Football Suit became a Power Suit. But a Power Suit is no Future Power Suit without light effects. A lot of light effects. Therefor it’s time to add some NeoPixel gems. 72 NeoPixels to be exact.
Last week I introduced my totally useless but extremely fun next project. The Power Suit! With more then 1700 YouTube views it’s obvious you guys are interested in the project. So without further ado, I continue as promised and demolish the Football Suit.
Every once in a while you are looking for a nonsense reason to build something completely useless but absolutely awesome. This year’s trip to the Belgian Ardennes is the number one reason to achieve my childhood dream.Besides the Quiz and some late night partying, one of the yearly traditions is a theme night. With this year’s theme: “Other Times” (dressed like the past or the future). This was all I needed to built my future Power Suit. And to make it even more awesome: let it be inspired on Iron Man.