LED Costumes at IoTHackday 2015

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LED Costumes at IoTHackday 2015

By Emerging Technologies North

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, October 17, 2015 · 8am - 8pm CDT


Minnetronix, Inc. 1645 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.


NOTE: If you are looking to register at team for IoTHackDay you should go to the IoTHackDay Website.

This registration is for the associated LED Costumes event for kids...

Do you have kids or might like to participate in hacking in additional ways? Join the LED Costumes event going on during IoTHackDay!

Kids (and adults)... come that day to the same location and learn how to create your own glowing costumes! We will have sample materials to create LED glowing costumes that you can program with a low cost Arduino computer. Prior students have created hats, necklaces, bracelets, tie clips or belts that they can program with various colors and patterns. Anyone can attend and learn how to make these colorful costumes and program the lights... however we encourage anyone that comes to program the costume accessory to do the following:

  • Bring your own laptop to program the devices
  • Bring some ideas of costume accessories that you would like to create
  • Although we will have jump drives will the Arduino software on it, we also encourage you to download the Arduino software before you come to the session
  • Feel free to get familiar with our "Moving Rainbow" sample programs

For each person participating we will supply you and you will be able to take home:

  • one Arduino Nano
  • one USB cable
  • one 12 pixel-addressable RGB LED strip (based on WS-2812B)
  • one 400-tie breadboard
  • one on-off switch
  • one mode switch to change the color pattern
  • jumper wires
  • battery pack that holds 3 AA batteries to power the lights

At the end of the day we hope to have a small costume contest with awards for the most creative costumes. Our focus is on getting kids interested in programming but all ages are invited to participate.

About the organizer

"Go Big or Go Home" is what we believe in and are thrilled that you are interested in what we have to offer! We will be continuing to serve those of all ages in the community who are interested in plugging into those who are working in the exciting field of Emerging Technologies.