You know how everyone in the room gets annoyed when you walk in front of the television? Well, Dave Forbes kind of, sort of has a solution to the issue, assuming you are wearing his 60-inch LED TV coat when you get up and walk in front of good Sawyer scene during your weekly Lost on Netflix viewing party. The resolution isn’t so great — only 160 x 120 — but the thing is powered by a 12V battery and can receive video input from an iPod or media player, so when you’re wearing it on the elliptical at the gym, everyone on the row of machines behind you can watch your coat instead of listen to their dubstep cardio remix playlist. The coat is made of flex boards with LEDs attached and is connected by ribbon cables and hot glued to the coat itself, while a digitizing board converts the video signals into RGB data streams in order to display the Doctor’s bow tie. In what is not even slightly a surprise, Forbes built the coat to wear at Burning Man. Check below to see a few more pictures of the coat, as well as a video of the thing in action.
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