Music-Responsive Arduino Laser Helmet Mercury Astronaut Costume

Idea: Mercury seven astronaut costume with 64 lasers that fire out of the helmet in sync with the music in the room

Parts List:
* Adult Astronaut Space Helmet (1)
* Silver lame pants (1)
* Silver lame jacket (1)
* Nasa/American Flag/Mercury Astronaut patches (3)
* LASERS – 650nm 6mm 3V 5mW Laser Dot Diode Module Red Copper Head (64)
* 22 Gauge insulated wire (200 feet)
* 22 Gauge Insulated Crimp-On Connectors (128)
* Arduino Uno R3 (Atmega328 – assembled) (1)
* Half-size breadboard (1)
* Breadboarding wire bundle (1)
* Adafruit Mini 8×8 LED Matrix w/I2C Backpack (1) – discard LEDs – using only the backpack
* Electret Microphone Amplifier MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain (1)
* Wizard Stick Fog Generator (1)
* Code for the “Piccolo Tiny Arduino Music Visualizer”:
* Battery Holder 4xAA to Barrel Jack Connector (1)
* Enclosure for pcDuino/Arduino Clear (1)

Measuring holes for the lasers:

Drilling holes for the lasers:

64 laser installed:

Soldering a mess of wires:

64 lasers wired up – 128 wires & 256 connections crimped and soldered:

Testing the lasers:

Chrome paint job:

Partying down:

Will Martin is an energy analyst and expert on peak oil and alternative currencies. He is an MBA graduate of Cornell University, where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and concentrated on studying sustainability in business through the school’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. Prior to his MBA, Will worked in the energy industry, living in Singapore, Houston and Dubai. Will is a recipient of the 2012 “Pioneer Award” from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO-USA). He currently works as a carbon trading commercial adviser in the San Francisco Bay Area. Will is a bitcoin enthusiast and in 2014 published the book “Anonymous Cryptocurrencies,” which became a #1 best seller in 3 Amazon categories and was the first book to be sold on a decentralized marketplace.