‘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’

dave forbes: LED TV coat process shot

dave forbes: LED TV coat the LEDs run along both the front and back of the coat

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