• Image of Thomas Sidebars + Ear Upgrade kit V2
  • Image of Thomas Sidebars + Ear Upgrade kit V2
  • Image of 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
-More reliable
-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.
Assembly Tutorial

Here is what the Ears look like when assembled:

Here is are some more assembly details:
Control Board V1
Left Sidebar
Right Sidebar
Wiring Diagram

Please note that there are No Returns!

Parts Included:
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

Parts Required:
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
For Example:
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

Electrical Tape
Safety Goggles

Hot Glue Gun
Wire/Flush Cutters
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