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Equalizer Shutter Shades

The Wellington Sevens, New Zealand's biggest, annual party in our capital city. An excuse to dress up, drink excessively and perhaps even watch a game or two.

Thinking this would be a superb time to crank out my Tron Costume once again. I found this recent article showing an amazing pair of light up, el wire, equalizer glasses, which respond to the beat of surrounding music. A perfect addition to my Tron costume.

ch00f kindly uploaded his schematics and parts list to his article allowing anyone to easily replicate his circuit.

After a few tweaks of his design, I had my own pair of light up, sound reactive Shutter Shades.

Tron-Style Costume

Work parties are great. Especially themed work parties. And trust a group of Engineers to come up with the nerdiest costume idea possible. Although the Tron costume idea isn't new, we figured it would be something clever that would stand out from the others.

Breaking the design down into components, we figured we needed:

  • Skin tight, black suit.
  • Neon blue lighting stripes
  • Identity Disc

We cleverly decided on the idea a week before the event, so this meant we wouldn't have time to order any official gear like the Identity Disc from the US. Instead we would need to make everything ourselves, and buy what we needed from local suppliers.

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