Exploding Zeppelin Helmet

This fancy dress costume allows someone to place a zeppelin on their head. When the controls on the helmet are touched the zeppelin will “explode”. An explosion sound effect is played, flickering flame lights come on, the front of the zeppelin tips forward and coloured ribbons are blown out of the gap by a fan.

The Zeppelin is controlled by an arduino uno and a touchboard. There is a speaker system to play sound effects (using the touchboard’s built in mp3 player), conductive ink controls, multicolour LEDs, a servo to make the front tip forward and a fan attached to a relay.

Here’s a video of it in action:

You can read a blog post about the construction of the Zeppelin here

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