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    Default Re: Glow with *OUR* Show and MSP430G2553 discussion

    I don't have a set of the ears or a MSP430 to play with, but recall seeing this come across hackaday last year sometime. Here are some relevant links which may help.
    HaD link - http://hackaday.com/2012/07/10/teari...he-show-props/
    Teardown and schematic - http://stuffandymakes.com/2012/07/08...ears-teardown/

    Maybe I overlooked it somewhere and am stating the obvious, but I'd attack this from the IR side. Surely someone has reversed the protocol and figured a way to emulate it? I'd point an IRToy at it and see what I could get - http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/USB_Infrared_Toy.

    Edit: I know where else I saw this as well, here! lol
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...Ear-Networking
    http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...or-Light-Shows

    Edit2: More relevant information on IR protocol hacking - http://irq5.wordpress.com/2012/07/27...tocols-part-1/
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    I took that hand drawing and entered it into eagle.

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    Sample IR transmitter designs over in Lightman's thread.
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    Other than protocol there is one fundamental difference. Lightman uses a carrier based system and Disney uses a IrDa based one.

    Need a IrDA capture device that's small and controllable that can be taken to the park.

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    Interesting. I would think IrDa would be much more susceptible to interference (based on the 2 minutes of google assisted research. ).
    That being said I would think that the transmitter design could be common between the two solutions. Certainly some options for playing around.

    For data logging, an IrDa to Bluetooth adapter, would make darn near any Smartphone the perfect data logger. The catch is going to be how to sync the logging to the "captured video" in order to associate the commands with their function.

    Quote Originally Posted by timon View Post
    Other than protocol there is one fundamental difference. Lightman uses a carrier based system and Disney uses a IrDa based one.

    Need a IrDA capture device that's small and controllable that can be taken to the park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timon View Post
    ...Need a IrDA capture device that's small and controllable that can be taken to the park.
    Attach a diode to LaunchPad, add 2 AA batteries, it's small, portable.

    And if someone is really serious about this, I can send them fully assembled IR logger board which will include large EEPROM to store captured data. I will be at Disney Orlando in April (I believe they do have WoC show there) and I will capture those myself if no one else does it before.

    From what I understand, each hat has some sort of random ID, so that they can control small groups of hats. Other than that, this thing should be pretty straight forward.

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    Darn just got back from Disneyland/California adventure. We bought one of these hats for my son. Worked in California adventure and there was some effects during the disney firework show as well. Pretty cool, I thought of lightmans IR reindeer when I saw it.

    BTW the world of color show is pretty cool, using water/spray as the projection canvas. I enjoyed it

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    I'm seeing Disney adding it all over the Park so it seems they are going all out.

    OASN, One thing they need is more than one style of hat. I'm looking at transferring the ears to a Mickey ball cap. One thing for sure the WoC cast are going to ask where I got them from if I do it. To make it work plus make it less top heavy I was going to move the batteries to a holder on the back of the cap much like the LED headlamps you can where.

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    I have a Mickey baseball cap that I got at DisneyWorld years ago. It had a battery pack, since there were LEDs that "flashed" on the front of the hat in the shape of Mickey.

    I don't get down for Orlando very often these days, so I'm not sure if it's worth the effort to modify my cap, but you never know!
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    I'd be interested in this. The link you included is for a GPS logger (yours, which is very cool by the way). Would an IR logger just be an adaptation of this I assume?

    Also, I believe there are places where these hats work/interact with things in Orlando, I could not find a reference to WoC actually showing at the Orlando parks. I only did a quick Google search/scan though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    Attach a diode to LaunchPad, add 2 AA batteries, it's small, portable.

    And if someone is really serious about this, I can send them fully assembled IR logger board which will include large EEPROM to store captured data. I will be at Disney Orlando in April (I believe they do have WoC show there) and I will capture those myself if no one else does it before.

    From what I understand, each hat has some sort of random ID, so that they can control small groups of hats. Other than that, this thing should be pretty straight forward.
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