Thomas Sidebars + Ear Upgrade kit V2
This is the new, V2 kit, which has slightly smaller ear puck lights and a mode select button!
Differences between Original (V1) and V2 kits:
-No need to solder a 16Mhz Crystal, it comes pre-soldered
-No need to solder the 22pf Capacitors, they are pre-soldered
-Mode select button, change between on, off, and animations
-Ear Pucks are a little bit smaller
More details on the changes:
This is the kit for the upgrade Sidebars and Ear Puck Lights to a Thomas Helmet. Once assembled, this kit is easily installable in your Thomas Helmet, adding very realistic sidebars and Ear Lights.
Here is what the Ears look like when assembled:
Here is are some more assembly details:
Control Board V1
Please note that there are No Returns!
1 x Left Ear PCB
1 x Right Ear PCB
1 x Right Sidebar PCB
1 x Left Sidebar PCB
2 x Color Filters
1 x Package of Laser Cut Parts
48 x 5mm White Strawhat LEDs
20 x 470 (or 330) Ohm Resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
5 x 47k Ohm Resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
80 x 2x5x7mm White Rectangular LEDs
6 Different Color LEDs, 5mm, 3 of each
3 x Red
3 x Green
3 x Blue
3 x Orange
3 x Pink
3 x Yellow
3 x 22uF (or 10uF) Capacitors (10, 16, 25, or 50 Volts)
3 x 0.1uF Capacitors (10, 16, 25, or 50 Volts) Ceramic
10 x 5mm White LEDs
3 x Max7219
2̶ ̶x̶ ̶1̶6̶M̶h̶z̶ ̶C̶r̶y̶s̶t̶a̶l̶s̶
4̶ ̶x̶ ̶2̶2̶p̶F̶ ̶C̶a̶p̶a̶c̶i̶t̶o̶r̶s̶ ̶(̶1̶0̶,̶ ̶1̶6̶,̶ ̶2̶5̶,̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶5̶0̶ ̶V̶o̶l̶t̶s̶)̶
1.5 Feet 50 Conductor 28AWG Flat Cable
[v2] 2 x 6mm Push buttons
Hot Glue Gun
Soldering iron (~30 Watts)
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 either purchase the parts 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 4.
Is there a way I can buy the kit assembled?
Sure, use the contact form.
Is there a way you could sell a kit with all the parts required to complete the kit?
Sure thing, you can do that here:
Thomas Upgrade Parts Kit
Do you ship world-wide?
Yes, I do.
How long does International Shipping take?
Roughly 1-3 Weeks