dave forbes: LED TV coat
dave forbes: LED TV coat dave forbes: LED TV coat
jul 12, 2011

dave forbes: LED TV coat

‘LED TV coat’ created by dave forbes, here shown in an early rendition lacking sleeves

created by arizona-based david forbes, the ‘LED TV coat‘ is a wearable lab coat outfitted with LED panels, capable of playing video and images from an iPod or DVD player. built for wear at the burning man festival, the device is powered by a 12V battery, offering a charge time of about an hour for the 1000-LED design. the colour saturation of the 160×120 -resolution image can be adjusted via controls along the coat’s shoulders.

the ‘LED TV coat’ was developed over the course of six months, at a cost of about 20,000 USD.

dave forbes demos his ‘LED TV coat’, playing ‘the simpsons’

process shot

the LEDs run along both the front and back of the coat

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  • How much is the led mesh that this coat is made of?

    Shomari Drew says:
  • so awesomeeeeeee
    @shomari drew:
    on the link for LED TV COAT in the article, the guy’s website has a lot more technical info, says the whole thing cost 20000dollars, and he’s using flex boards so I imagine those panels make up a substantial part of that cost…. because this means they’re not just strips of LEDs, they’re the whole circuitry including the LEDs, custom made….

    ennio says:
  • Worthless…..it’s not a coat…it’s a cheap trick for LED displays. This isn’t design…this is a useless experiment.

    Ronin says:

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