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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: CharExiaCosplay on Oct 25, 2016, 04:43 PM

Title: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Oct 25, 2016, 04:43 PM
Hi everyone. I just finished up installing my new LEDs into my bucket and I figured I'd share a video of the brightness test and final fitting. Due to how they fade in and out, I'm calling them "Ghoul eyes."

Here's the video link: https://youtu.be/GiAzMB8jhso

Hope you guys like them! :D
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 26, 2016, 01:03 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: Den Barren on Oct 26, 2016, 11:59 PM
May I ask how you did this? I think I'm in love!
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Oct 27, 2016, 12:49 AM
It was actually a pretty simple build. They're actually standard (I don't remember the exact type) LED 3mm or 5mm prewired lights (the ones with resisters already soldered and seal to each light) I bent, a small circuit board a friend of mine programmed to make it them fade in and out (you can easily skip this step, it's optional and I wanted to make them blink/fade in and out) and a battery pack. I use a smaller battery pack for LR41 "watch" batteries but that can easily be switched to a 9volt battery connector and battery. I suggest adding a toggle switch if your going with the 9v or a battery pack without and on and off switch.
 Cost about $10 to make (minus the circuit board since it was a small trade, He made the circuit board and I made him a set of eyes as well. So it was a win win, he uses his set for in an ODST helmet.)

If you don't feel like making them, some people sell them on eBay under "haunted eyes" or LED haunted house prop eyes (hence why I call mine Ghoul eyes) and in different colors. Either way it cost about the same but I wanted to make them myself as a nice project. :D
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: Den Barren on Oct 27, 2016, 01:01 AM
It was actually a pretty simple build. They're actually standard (I don't remember the exact type) LED 3mm or 5mm prewired lights (the ones with resisters already soldered and seal to each light) I bent, a small circuit board a friend of mine programmed to make it them fade in and out (you can easily skip these step, it's optional and I wanted to make them blink/fade in and out) and a battery pack. I use a smaller battery pack for LR41 "watch" batteries but that can easily be switched to a 9volt battery connector and battery. I suggest adding a toggle switch if your going with the 9v or a battery pack without and on and off switch.
 Cost about $10 to make (minus the circuit board since it was a small trade, He made the circuit board and I made him a set of eyes as well. So it was a win win, he uses his set for in an ODST helmet.)

If you don't feel like making them, some people sell them on eBay under "haunted eyes" or LED haunted house prop eyes (hence why I call mine Ghoul eyes) and in different colors. Either way it cost about the same but I wanted to make them myself as a nice project. :D

Thank you very much vod! This just got added to my list of about 20 electronics i want to put into my helmet! lol
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Oct 27, 2016, 09:49 AM
Thank you very much vod! This just got added to my list of about 20 electronics i want to put into my helmet! lol

No problem vod. :D
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: Vaas Zhura on Nov 03, 2016, 01:13 PM
That is awesome do you know if they are approved?
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Nov 03, 2016, 10:40 PM
I actually don't know. I Just asked the APP team so we'll wait and see. :D
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: Vaas Zhura on Nov 04, 2016, 02:05 PM
I saw the App team said yes!
Could you send me a link to something similar to the ones you have, I can't seem to find them online
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Nov 04, 2016, 04:37 PM
Just sent ya a link to to closest I could find to what I have. Hope it helps vod. :D
Title: Re: Helmet/ Glowing eye LEDs
Post by: CharExiaCosplay on Nov 08, 2016, 04:51 PM
Update on LEDs. The left LED shorted out on me, so to improvise I removed the left one and rearranged the remaining one. I guess now I'd call it a mono-eye so I made a little video to show how it looks now.

https://youtu.be/dHksZVo5KXc

Hope you guys enjoy my improvising skills! :D