If you're like me, you loved the Adafruit Daft Punk helmet that showed up on our blog a few weeks ago... but, as my 3D printer is a little bit smaller than a TAZ, and funds and time are limited, I thought for Halloween I would make my own version, based around a $5 mask from Party City that looks a little bit like Cobra Commander.
What your new apartment really needs is an upgrade to that beaded curtain - why not liven it up with a massive 1,500-LED NeoPixel curtain? NeoPixels + Raspberry Pi + Fadecandy == AWESOME! This project will show you how you too can build this massive and enjoyable flexible display. If you're interested in any other kind of large-scale NeoPixel project, this guide will help with all your detailed questions with Phil Burgess' hard-earned tips and techniques.
The Close Encounters hat is a nod to the incredible movie -- with lights and sounds that mimic the mother ship, all stowed under the brim. A vibration sensor triggers the action, while the NeoPixels and Piezo buzzer provide the show. Get ready to change up that next kiss or rock a quiet movie theater.