Due to unfortunate reasons (illness) I have spent more time at home than I would prefer. But this has allowed to me to finish working on my space – themed galaxy shoes, now with LEDs!
The LEDs are pressure activated, a pressure resistant material in the heels decreases the resistance when stepping, triggering the LED sequence.
A shout out to Anne Archibald for help with the code and for introducing me to Adafruit and the dutch seller of adafruit Kiwi electronics. I have used adafruit’s Gemma 2 to power these LEDs, as well as their velostat.
That’s it for today, folks!
Some extra information for those of you who are interested is below.
Things I still plan to do:
- better twinkle pattern for the stars
- refresh paint
- make the shoes slightly more comfortable to wear.
At the moment the microcontroller and the 3.7 V battery are hidden inside the shoe:
A few extra pictures:
Original space images that this was based on:
1.) Centaurus A composite X-ray, infrared and optical image:
2.) N 90 nebula on inside of shoe