• Image of Standard Bluetooth Thomas DIY LED kit V2
  • Image of Standard Bluetooth Thomas DIY LED kit V2
  • Image of Standard Bluetooth Thomas DIY LED kit V2

This is the kit for the main LED matrix for the Thomas Bangalter Helmet. Once completed this kit boasts a 256 LED display, mounted in a 8 x 2 Inch Laser cut visor, with programmable text via Bluetooth android smartphone. There are 28 different animations programmed in, which can be toggled by a button. This LED kit fits Moguai Props, Volpin, Firewire, and many other helmet casts.

Details about V2:
YouTube Video

Using a New Type of 3.3v Logic converter (for V1):
Diagram
YouTube Video

Assembly Tutorial

Please note that there are No Returns!

Parts Included:
1 - 8 x 2 inch laser cut visor
4 - Matrix driver boards
1 - Power Supply board
1- Voltage regulator with heatsink
1 - Main control board

Parts Required:
(crossed out stuff is for V1)
2̶ ̶x̶ ̶1̶6̶ ̶M̶h̶z̶ ̶C̶r̶y̶s̶t̶a̶l̶s̶
3̶ ̶x̶ ̶2̶2̶p̶F̶ ̶C̶a̶p̶a̶c̶i̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ ̶(̶1̶0̶,̶ ̶1̶6̶,̶ ̶2̶5̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶5̶0̶ ̶V̶o̶l̶t̶s̶)̶
8 x 0.1uF Capacitors (10, 16, 25 or 50 Volts)
8 x 10uF Capacitors (10, 16, 25 or 50 Volts)
6 x 1k Ohm resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
6 x 27k or 30k Ohm resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
100ft 155C enameled wire - 30AWG
~ 300 5mm Red LEDs
2 x 6mm Momentary Push buttons
5 x Max7219 Chips
1 x 4 pin female header
1̶ ̶x̶ ̶3̶.̶3̶v̶ ̶L̶o̶g̶i̶c̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶v̶e̶r̶t̶e̶r̶
2̶ ̶x̶ ̶4̶ ̶P̶i̶n̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶d̶e̶r̶s̶
1 x 4AA battery pack w/switch
1 x Uart Bluetooth Module HC-06 Slave
3 Meters CAT 5 Ethernet Cable

Tools Required:
• A soldering Iron (~30 Watts)
• Hot Glue Gun
• Wire Cutters
• Scissors
• Wire Strippers

Wiring Diagrams:
Diagram1
Diagram2
Diagram3

FAQ:
Do I have to purchase additional parts to complete this kit?
Yes, check the Parts Required list above.

Where can I purchase the required parts?
You can get them from ebay or from here.

Do I have to be able to write code to assemble this kit?
Nope, the kit comes with a pre-programmed chip.

What skills are required to complete the kit?
Being able to solder is a MUST! Everything else is more-or-less straightforward.

Does the kit come with a helmet?
Nope, the kit comes with only the electronics.

Does this kit come assembled?
Nope, you have to assemble it yourself.

How difficult is it to assemble?
On a scale of 1-to-10, around 8.

Is there a way I can buy the kit assembled?
Yes, but it costs $1000, so I recommend you assemble it yourself.

Is there a way you could sell a kit with all the parts required to complete the kit?
Yes.

Do you ship world-wide?
Yes, I do.

How long does International Shipping take?
Roughly 1 - 3 Weeks.

I have some more questions!
Tweet them at me, I'll try my best to reply quickly.
@AlexPlusLEDs