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This is the source code for shoes we brought to Burning Man 2013. Here they are in action:

The shoes lasted 25-30 hours of walking before needing repairs to the LED strips. This is due to the LED strip flexing with each step. The arduino + accelerometer worked flawlessly for 6 nights in a row. A single 1300 mAh 3.7v lipo battery powers a single shoe for ~25 hours.

Parts for one shoe

Building for the desert

Here are some pictures with notes on our build process:

To do:

  1. Parts list

  2. Wiring diagram

  3. Building for the desert

  4. Future improvements

Copyright 2013 RGAM LLC


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