My Burning Man nightwear

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My Burning Man nightwear

Post by phil » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:07 pm

Louise has only one leg done, but the other will be finished soon:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/2599055504/

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Post by neccessity » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:38 pm

well.... I was expecting nudity or lingerie but this is pretty cool, too!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:59 pm

phil wrote:Louise has only one leg
At first I only read this far...
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Post by Vampira » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:05 am

That is very cool!
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Post by robotland » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:39 am

Stylin', Phil! Tell Louise to finish the other side quickly, so you don't have to walk only in leftward circles!
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Post by CapSmashy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:50 am

Very nice!
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Post by JezebelinHell » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:17 am

That's excellent! Every year right around this time I start wishing I could sew and/or assemble electrical components. Can't wait to see the finished project.
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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:24 am

I like how you attached it with Velcro! I hate putting stuff like that together and then it's a pain to wash the item later.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:53 am

Tripping the light fantastic, Phil?

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Post by thirt33n » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:42 am

nice catwalkin' phil!
i gotta find me a Louise. lucky :)
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Post by robotland » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:15 am

JezebelinHell wrote:That's excellent! Every year right around this time I start wishing I could sew and/or assemble electrical components. Can't wait to see the finished project.
Well, what do you want to make? I'm sure I'm not the only person that'd be glad to help.
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Post by JezebelinHell » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:12 am

Ya know, I haven't really thought too much about it this year due to all the disasterous sewing attempts of years past. Now I'll have to try and come up with a cool project to ask for advice on...

I am working on a light-up fleece cape. I had one without lights a few years ago and it was the best nighttime accessory ever. Bought a yard of this really thick soft fleece from Wal-mart for six bucks (it had lots of jesus stuff on it, so it was extra amusing) and really just cut a hole in the top to put my head through and attached some safety pins to tighten it as needed. It was cool looking sun protection when it was hot, and a perfect fucking blanket when it got cold. This year I need to step it up and weave some EL wire through, but I think I'm gonna order it pre-sautered and ready to go, and then it's just a matter of sewing it on with fishing line. Although I am quite open to any cool ideas anyone might have for said cape. I think I'm going with a cheesy patriotic design (which won't be hard to find at Wal-Mart) and maybe red, white, and blue el wire.
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Post by ragabashpup » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:53 am

Those pants look wonderful Phil.

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Post by phil » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:57 am

Louise and I appreciate the comments. "Tripping the light fantastic" is more like stumbling the light fantastic given my dance abilities, but that's a great reference.

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Post by ricochet » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:45 pm

Kinetic V wrote:I like how you attached it with Velcro! I hate putting stuff like that together and then it's a pain to wash the item later.
I'll second that. Wouldn't work for el-wire, very cool with LEDs. Looks great.

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Post by trilobyte » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:05 pm

Holy crap, phil, that's awesome! Did you get loose LED's and wire something together, or are those something more off-the-shelf? And do they each have their own power source (watch batteries, I'd assume), or do you have them connected to a single power source?

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Post by phil » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:09 pm

Hi, Trilo,

Louise made the whole shebang from scratch: wired the LEDs and resistors, soldered in one of those connectors for a 9V battery, then sewed velcro on a strip, taped the wiring and LEDs to the strip, velcro'd the pants, and stuck the battery in my pocket.

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Post by trilobyte » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:38 pm

Beautiful work, and sounds like a great design. I've been tinkering around with design ideas for a jacket and some other pieces that will have built-in lighting effects. I hope to finally get around to making it by the fall. :-)

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Louise has in instructables page

Post by phil » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:43 pm

Louise posted directions and another video of the finished LED pants at
http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pants/

The LEDs are superbright even in the daylight.

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