So it’s coming up on Halloween. One of my favorite holidays, and that of many other people, too. This year, I’m helping out my wife with her costume by making her some goggles that employ SMD LEDs to create a number of neat effects. To do this, I had to make some boards to fit inside the goggles, etch them, and solder up them. The embedded flickr set shows the process I engaged in in making these.
Each of the eyes of the goggles will have seven lights in it, and will support a variety of light patterns (to be determined), executed with an Arduino and two shift registers, one for each eye.
More design notes, and build updates to follow. Enjoy the show.