This Borg ship cosplay features sound reactive lights, EL wire (regular and chasing type), EL tape, and LED strands.
The Borg head gear has a laser diode with 3D printed mount.
The project also uses 3D printing for the Starship Enterprise props.
The design for the Borg ship cosplay started on paper.
Below are some photos of the hand drawn notes.
The 4th/front panel reuses the work from this project:
IS31FL3731 Audio Input
Get that project going, then continue here.
The Borg eyepiece is 3D printed with a mount for a laser diode and slots to attached a Velcro head strap.
This version of the cyborg eyepiece was made with OpenSCAD.
The OpenSCAD source code is on Github: Borg Eye Piece Source Code
The 3D printing files are on Thingiverse: Borg Eye Piece 3D Print Files
Here are some photos:
This project uses a SparkFun EL Sequencer to control the EL wire and El tape.
The source code for this Arduino IDE compatible board is on Github: Borg Ship EL Sequencer Source Code
Below are some photos of the Borg ship while being put together:
The project is powered as follows: The following product plugs into a standard 5V USB port: USB TO 2.1mm DC Booster Cable - 9V The DC booster cable then connects to this splitter cable: 2-Way 2.1mm DC Barrel Jack Splitter Squid One end of the splitter cable goes to this EL inverter EL Inverter - 12v The EL inverter's other end connects to the EL sequencer board's 'AC in' JST connector. The other end of the splitter goes to this JST adapter cable: Barrel Jack to 2-pin JST The other end of the JST adapter cable goes to the EL sequencer board's 'Batt in' JST connector. Add some EL wire to the other end of the board and plug in the USB booster cable to power the project.
A nice feature to this project would be sounds from the show
or voice clips.
Another feature that did not make it this time was dimming and
on/off patterns for the EL components. Maybe sound reactive
EL wire patterns would look cool.
This is the image used for the Borg panels
Borg ship pattern
I almost selected these image for the pattern:
Seeing this product made me want to make my own:
These videos were used as Borg ship reference:
Top Ten Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcg40MFlvwc STNG The Battle of Sector 001 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPzJSBHG4pI Voyager - Borg vs. Species 8472 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn02c176YuI