I’ll allow it! The arm is basically two sections of nesting PVC pipes (4.5" and 5" I think). The LED wing things are folded sheet metal with plexiglass “windows”. They pivot on tiny jewelry box hinges. The sound comes from one of those greeting card speaker things that I hacked my own wav files into. The eye is just a single red LED encased in acrylic–runs off a watch battery so it fits in the mask.
Arduino runs it all! Check it out. Arduino Nano — Arduino Online Shop. Traditionally you’d need to know a bit of C++ programming to make these things work but there’s a huge community and library of ready made program templates for different projects.
Amazing! I’m incredibly impressed by artists who bring their work to life like this. I honestly don’t know much about programming myself, so this is just pure magic to me and a REALLY creative way to apply your skill to a cosplay.
They’re BEAUTIFUUUUUL!!! Were these ever used for any con cosplays?
Nice launchpad demonstration too! I wanted to get one for my partner for Christmas but settled on a keyboard instead. Maybe next year! (I also haven’t figured out what to actually do with it once you buy it … )
Nope, just a couple Halloweens. Contrary to this thread I’m not a very showoff-y kind of guy. Mostly just hobby stuff to keep me busy. I have kids now so staying busy is not really a problem anymore, hah.
Nice, I’m impressed you recognized the launchpad. Primarily you need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) program like Ableton, FL Studio or a few others. When I bought my launchpad it came with a trial version of Ableton which is basically the full program with pretty trivial limitations for beginners. I used the trial for years before I got the full software.
You’re probably better off with the keyboard–depending on your goals. I hardly ever use the launchpad–but I am trying to learn how to read and compose music. Launchpad is fun and flashy, but fundamentals are also important.