Late last year I was contacted by a Deadmau5 fan and commissioned to build a replica of the Mau5 LED head used on tour and on the MTV video music awards. The finished project just debuted at Comic Con 2011 this weekend. Unfortunately I can't post or say much about this project. Here are just a few build pics.
Also enjoy a few stats about the head and some photos taken at Comic Con below. Animations seen at Comic Con were created by Chase Levin and ThinkMotion.
- 760 individually controlled RGB LEDs
- Completely wireless, no external components
- Powered by Lithium Polymer batteries (2 hour run-time per set)
- 24 FPS playback
- Weight: 12.9 lbs
- Build time: 10 months
hey AWESOME JOB BRO!!! super KUDOS!!!ReplyDelete
i'm actually working on one myself for my electronics class as a project...but need to figure out the layout of the lights and what exactly you are using on the lights...are they transistors? or something like that...if you can e-mail me a schematic that would be awesome man thanks :D
also i was wondering on the pic for the LEDs, i see theres a chip behind the LED...what kind of led is it? and i was actually planning on using white leds first instead of RGB leds. I will greatly appreciate it..thank you :DReplyDelete
I am very impressed with your work...I would like to collaborate with you on a future endeavor for the Burning Man Project...please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details...ReplyDelete
Hi I am building a led suit as well. Can you share some code with me for cool light effects? (Using an arduino with chinese addressable less). You can mail me at donar(at)donar.comReplyDelete
very cool! how did you make this and what materials did you use? Email me if you can thank you!ReplyDelete
Brilliant job on the head.ReplyDelete
May you please provide a quote for this head and for Guy and Thomas helmets (Daft-Punk).
Email the quote to email@example.com
I have purchased custome Mau5 heads before that were $500+ so I understand how expensive they can get. I buy them as I find them a fun kind of art.
Heh. I was wondering what the price tag on this build was, and if you'd ever do it again.Delete
Your work is phenomenal.I NEED a similar head constructed using the prototype I made.ReplyDelete
I would like to commission you to create said piece.
PlEASE contact me at your convenience.
You're a genius, you know this right?ReplyDelete
The amount of work in this is absolutely phenomenal. Blowing my mind... Well done.
ok im only 12 and got hooked on this easily.. i love this idea and im planning on making a replica with my dad and aunte i have one question though.... if the l.e.d's are on the inside then how do they shine? and if so could u tell me how u got the head black and its material for the head u can hit me back @ firstname.lastname@example.org...thnx for 4 giving me inspriation and congratsReplyDelete
The coolest thing ive ever seen.ReplyDelete
Sweet Job. Whats the mapping program you are using in those pics?ReplyDelete
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That thing is totally unreal. You should consider writing up a how to and selling the plans. I'm guessing this could be made for around $1000 if you know what your doing, and there are so many Deamau5 fans on the net that would gladly pay to have something like this. I included.ReplyDelete
hey if you have time maybe you could make me one i will give you my email address: email@example.com or contact me at 2812277475. please tell me how much it will cost me thank youReplyDelete
i'm going to be building a similar kind of project and i was wondering if i could ask you a couple of questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks so much,
p.s. AMAZING WORK
Hey there great job on the mau5 head!!!! If you have the time do you think you can email me a price estimate on how much one of these would cost I really want one. My email is email@example.com thank you.ReplyDelete
I am 13 and I was hoping to build can u email me the schematics at Dcrovo1234(at)gmail.com email if you can.ReplyDelete
thanks for inspiring me.
i know you been probably ask a lot but i got only two questions, where did you buy the led, and how was it setup on the globe I'm making a head as well for my nephew for his birthday email me at firstname.lastname@example.org please it would be helpful thanksReplyDelete
I was just wondering what did you use for head support i herd of using a hard hat but deadmau5 himself seems to use something else i was just wondering if you have any other ideasReplyDelete
Can I pay you to make another one? If you have the time. I'll supply the cash.ReplyDelete
Hey you did a amazing job on this project its flawless I'm actually thinking about doing one myself just wondering if you can give me some pointers on what which LED's you used and where u got them from and a little explanation on how you positioned them on the plastic globe. A little help and pointers or maybe even a tutorial would be greatly appreciated :). My email is L6mlick@yahoo.com I will be looking forward to hearing from you and again spectacular job!!!ReplyDelete
I too would also like to commission you to produce the above head mask. If you could contact me on email@example.com I would be extremely grateful. Congratulations on such fantastic work.
Wow your amazing man. if its ok would you be cool teaching me some of your technique. On how to go about doing that. im 22. and i would love to learn man. My email firstname.lastname@example.org and i do alot of things as in shooting , editing , videos and creating some 3d stuff as well. here one of my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXmsXm5yDug.Delete
How did you wire the RGBs together? I tried multiplexing, but the quality was very lacking. Please email me.ReplyDelete
What program do you use to do the animations?ReplyDelete
Interested on your work.ReplyDelete
Can u contact me here please: email@example.com
what kind of pcb did you use to mount the rgbs to?ReplyDelete
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you can't say, can you say who can provide any information?ReplyDelete
Your work is phenomenal.ReplyDelete
I would like to commission you to similar piece.
PlEASE contact me at your convenience.
im am from Brazil, Iove your head,very very beatiful.
I was thinking, if you can sell me that one ?
make your price!!
thanks all the best
like everyone else, love it and if you had the time(doubt you do) would love to talk about purchasing it.email at email@example.comReplyDelete
Any chance on making another mau5 head?? If so please email me firstname.lastname@example.org hope to hear from you soon thanksReplyDelete
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Hi! I'm not sure if you are disclosing any more info, but I am trying to troubleshoot installment of an LED matrix in to a mascot head for a client. Basically there aren't any I can find on the market with the right properties. Yours looks ideal. I'm guessing you had it custom made since you an EE, can you confirm this? If I knew I could buy these somewhere, that would be really helpful. I don't think getting a custom board is an option for this project due to budget. One more question; is the center hole for sight? Thank you so much for posting! Beautiful work, cheers! email@example.comReplyDelete
Wow you certainly have many comments here, and it's a job well done.ReplyDelete
I am not looking to commission a mau5head, but rather mau5eyes for a mau5head I am working on right now. A tighter LED matrix would be needed, but the same build concept(s) apply. However the matrix would be live controlled by an on-board computer with a liquid simulation and rendering engine, quite possible ran by an iProduct such as iPhone or iPod touch. Would you be interested in discussing this further?
Please take your time as I understand you are quite the busy little engineer. :)
(And as I'm not sure whether or not it will give you my correct email address, it is Jordan A Gray . 93 @ Gmail . com)
Hey man, the helmet is awesome you really did a great job so I've got one question... How much would you charge me for one? Email me a quote at Skrillex178@gmail.com, I look forward to doing business with you!ReplyDelete
Can I buy this mau5 head? Its perfect. I've always wanted one, but the other mau5 heads are lame. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. that would be awesome if I can have the one from MTV music awards.ReplyDelete
Hi I'm 14 and have been looking for a high quality mau5 head for about two years.I have been look-in for an LED mau5head and I think I found the guy perfect for the job. If u can email me at email@example.com I would really appreciate it if we could work out a deal. Thank youReplyDelete
Hi my name is 3iG K and would like to contact you for a request my email is 3iGKOfficial@gmail.com ThanksReplyDelete
hey amazing job with this btw, ive been trying to make one by myself but i dont know what fabric to use also i seee that on yours you were able to put the leds inside but for mine i drilled holes and put the leds on the outside. Could you explain to me the concept my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, any help would be appreciated!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Hey I have been looking forever for a LED Dead mau5 head like this. Could you create me one and I will pay you for it?ReplyDelete
Also I forgot to leave my contact. If you could just email me at email@example.com.Delete
PLEASE contact me As Soon As Possible. I am throwing a big party and desperately need an LED deadmau5 head. Thank you!!ReplyDelete
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I want to get one of this led deadmau5 head... Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Hi. You do amazing work. I was wondering if you could help me out a bit. If a commission is needed, then we can negotiate.ReplyDelete
What i need:
1. Brackets that connect the 2 halves of the globe.
2. Program used to create the animation of the LED's.
If you can help me, or even guide me to the right people, I would be very grateful. I intend to do the work myself, just missing certain pieces to the puzzle and since I don't really know many people who could manufacture such things, i find myself trying to figure out other ways that would be more difficult, more work, and not as effective. On top of that My work schedule is pretty demanding (active duty navy submarines), so I would rather try to keep things as easy/efficient as possible. If you are willing to help, please contact me at email@example.com
Thank you for reading and for your time.
could you please email me the schematics and everything? I would love to make this. great job keep it up! please email me XxLauren152xX@gmail.comReplyDelete
Lol. Maybe I'm just that kind of guy who looks at the picture on the box, and then gets to work, but the images above pretty much tell the story. ;) Get your soldering iron out!Delete
Hey nice job bro!ReplyDelete
I'm planning on building one myself ,but I need to know where you bought your leds and did you use a transistor or what.
Please email me back @firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently got hooked on micro-controller projects and am starting a build of this year's jack-o-lantern that is pretty much the same concept, but monochrome. I want to try building RGB matrices, but managing wiring of 3 anodes gets busy in a hurry. Curious to know a few things:
1. Looks like each of your RGB LEDs has a controller on the back. Did these come installed with the LED? If not, what are they?
2. What is driving the matrix? I assume it's an open-source micro-controller set, like Arduino.
3. Did you write the animation programming software yourself? I didn't bother looking around for any, since I could write my own in a couple of hours, and have it produce Arduino code specifically for daisy-chained Adafruit backpacks (yeah backpacks... call me lazy).
Also, while looking at a couple of Daft Punk helmet builds that have some large toggle switches, I thought it would be nice to install an external membrane potentiometer, used to control animation. The membrane is easily hidden, since it is flat and easily concealed or blends in to the design. The membrane can be used either like buttons, or a slider control. I also thought about using flex sensors weaved into the fingers of a glove, to discretely control animations.
Oh, and a couple more things:Delete
1. Why does the center of the face plate have a hole in it? To mount a camera?
2. Why aren't all of the LEDs bare soldered instead of wired? I assume to prevent shorts and breaks?
What kind of paint did you youse to paint it?ReplyDelete
INCREDIBLE WORK.. I would like to know how much it would cost to have one made.. Thank you so much. Please email me at email@example.com.ReplyDelete
What type of LED's did you use? Thanks c:ReplyDelete
hey i was hoping you could send me the materials you used to make the deadmau5 head, and instructions if possible.if so please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Hi Marc, i have some questions about your deadmau5 V2. If you can please get in touch with me, my email is email@example.comReplyDelete
hey man i was wanting to maybe make one of my own. do you think you could send me a parts list and prices.ReplyDelete
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I am fairly sure you have been asked about this before.
Would it be possible to buy the schematics, wiring diagrams, codes, product information about this project?
Please do contact me with any information, as this is simply amazing.
Would love to commission you for this, where can I get ahold of you at Marc or if you can email me @ firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
thank you very much
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