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Willem WoutersBy Willem Wouters
First created
Willem WoutersBy Willem Wouters
First created
€480
pledged of €4,000pledged of €4,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 12 2016 7:52 PM UTC +00:00

About

I started with this project around June 2015. It was intend as a gimmick for carnaval 2016 (festival in Europe)

It is a powerful LED panel powered over 2x  lithium batteries. And controlled over WiFi by an Android phone.


The LED Panel is attached to the t-shirt with Velcro. Therefore the panel can be mounted on numerous surfaces and the  t-shirt can be separately washed.
The panel constructed of WS2812B LED's and is IP-65 water proof. 

It's easy to use and configure, and no technical knowledge is required.


And I will make all software open source.

  • LED Shirt Android App.
  • Android helper module for developing custom applications and animations.
  • WiFi controller software is written in the "C" language and controlled by the ESP8266 chip. 

Technology

The Android phone acts as an access point, and multiple shirt can automatically connect to it. With the use of UDP multicast all shirts will simultaneously refresh new images controlled by the phone.

The SSID and WPA2 encryption can be configured via the application, and therefore its possible to control each individual shirt with an indivual phone or control multiple shirts simultaneous with one phone. 

Features:

Text: 

  • Scroll text individual 
  • Text spanned over multiple shirts
  • Scroll text over multiple shirts
  • Receive text via notifications (e.g.:WhatsApp) and send to shirt.
  • Speech to text and send to shirt

Games: 

  • Snake (realtime, controls via Android) 
  • Pong (realtime, controls via Android) 
  • Pong Multiplayer (2nd Android phone connects over WiFi) 
  • Tetris (realtime, controls via Android) 
  • Multi screen support, games can be played with a span over multiple shirts.

Animations

  • GIF animations parser (load custom animated GIF images) 
  • 10 other animations (see video's) 
  • Bouncing boobs(via accelerometer) 
  • Frequency Analyzer (Realtime microphone -> FFT)

Effects:

  • Strobe
  • Pulse 
  • Sound Effect(via microphone) 
  • Strobe

Icons: 

  • Beer empty 
  • Beer full 
  • Hearth 
  • Boobs 
  • The finger 
  • Male .... 
  • Seringe 
  • Like 
  • Do not like
  • Color picker

Future updates:

Time mode (displays current time over NTP).


Rewards

New designed controller board, micro usb charger, battery undervoltage protection and short circuit protection. The controller can be opened, and via the usb-cable new software updates can be applied. 

Powerful LED Panel 8*15  WS2812B. The panel can be separated from controller via an connector.

Because of shipment problems 18650 batteries not included. But can be bought at many places e.g.: amazon, e-sigaret shops. They cost around € 10


If the goal is met other manufacturing possibilities will be reviewed.
At the moment there are no plans for developing an IOS app.  

More photo's and video's about previous versions of the project: https://hackaday.io/project/8187-led-shirt-esp8266-ws2812b 

 Android Application (This is a beta version):

 
Music: http://www.bensound.com

Risks and challenges

At the moment I already created up to 10 Led shirts. All working without problems for over 5 weeks uptime.

The biggest risk of delivering this project is creating the LED Panels.
This is a custom and work intense process which takes time. Therefore I limited the rewards.

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    2x 18650 batteries
    3200mah

    Only shipping batteries to The Netherlands
    No shipping costs when pledged with LED shirt.

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    Pledge €199 or more About US$ 224

    Beta version. The first 5 will be shipped as soon as possible. And these beta users should report all bugs found.

    - LED Panel manually assembled and personally checked. With Velcro attached.

    - WiFi Controller board, including holder for 18650 batteries

    - White T-Shirt, available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. With Veclro attached.

    - USB adapter. Used for reprogramming the controller.

    18650 batteries NOT included. Only available in the Netherlands(sold via separate reward)

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    Pledge €200 or more About US$ 225

    - LED Panel manually assembled and personally checked. With Velcro attached.

    - WiFi Controller board, including holder for 18650 batteries

    - White T-Shirt, available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. With Veclro attached.

    - USB adapter. Used for reprogramming the controller.

    18650 batteries NOT included. Only available in the Netherlands(sold via separate reward)

    Will ship as soon as possible (probably before september)

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    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 562

    - Custom sized LED panel (max 200 leds).

    - WiFi Controller board(Custom Firmware), including holder for 18650 batteries.

    - White T-Shirt, available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

    - USB adapter. Used for reprogramming the controller.

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- (30 days)