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Le rêve de tout geek, une bimbo specialiste en électronique.
On full brightness they are a bit much. Of course, I consider "too much" “just right” so that’s perfect.
TinkerCAD to the rescue again. The shoes ( http://amzn.com/B000HB0D1I ) come with holes in them so the platforms can be used to hold things but the holes are VERY small. I did not want the parts to rattle around so I made a little carrier for them that rests on the bottom of the platform and is the same size at the hole.
Not actually drilling. Small 3D printed holes are usually not perfectly straight and round so need a quick twist with a drill bit to clean them up.
I had to desolder the terminal jacks from the PC board. This took forever. There must be some trick to it that I don’t get.
Switch and DC Jack installed. I just used all the same parts at the DIY Hikaru Skirt ( http://imgur.com/a/cAyO2 ). Best to KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid).
Battery can be a lot smaller since we only need a few LEDs. LEDs have a pretty narrow focus but with the shoes they are facing out and the light is not all lost up inside the skirt. These shoes also go for at least four hours at full brightness.
The circuit board and the battery/switch carrier won’t fit in if they are attached in one piece. So what I did was use magnets so that after they are put in they snap together into a single unit and won’t rattle around or come lose. They pivot a little to fit the space inside the platform but don’t shift when I walk.
If I did not have very small fingers it would have been impossible to fit everything in neatly and even then it took almost an hour per shoe to get the LED strip in the right place and slide everything carefully in.
Carrier slides in to fit flush with the shoe. It’s held in place by a small bit of Blu-Tack on the bottom. The shoes were expensive to have mailed from the US so I did not want to damage them with a permanent build.
Both shoes show up in the control app and can be controlled simultaneously or independently. Can sync with music, match specific colors, show different patterns etc. Works pretty well. The controller boards work independently of the app and will just stay on the last setting selected.