30th April 2013 admin

Rave Shades

Unlike other led glasses, this kit uses larger 3 mm LEDs which offers a superior visual effect when animations are played. Not only that, our kit has a wopping 24 x 8 led matrix to provide more detailed text and animations. There are 160 individually addressable LEDs that work together to display scrolling text, custom animations and much more. Rave Shades are a kit that requires self-assembly with tools used for basic electronics, like a soldering iron, wire cutters, and a glue gun.

Ever since my EL-EE-DEE glasses got featured on the instructables homepage, I have gotten many requests to build them on commission. The original glasses took an age to make, so I decided to design a kit for people so assemble themselves. This kit only takes a couple of hours to complete provided you have previous soldering experience. After trying out a couple of prototypes I was happy with the design and began the write up on instructables, the link to which can be found by clicking the big green button at the end of this post. At the time of being featured on the instructables homepage, I released the Kickstarter campaign.

Out of respect for an existing company called rave shades, I changed the name of this product to Ravez Shades, this has since led to some confusion.

Out of respect for an existing company called rave shades, I changed the name of this product to Ravez Shades, this has since led to some confusion.

 

 

Sample animation.

Sample animation.

 

Video

 

How to build!