Made with Magic skirt by Mirradin

Submitted by khyizang on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:52
Creator: Mirradin Eclectic Elathera skirt
URL: Instructable page

In this Instructable, Mirradin describes taking components from a Made with Magic Headband product and hacking them into a costume for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It's one of the more elaborate and attractive hacks using Made with Magic as the LED drivers.

Click the Read more link for further info.

Headband v2.2

Submitted by khyizang on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:49

Headband v2.2The Headband item has been reimagined!  That's good news.  The previous version was a bit awkward to wear and the pink material encasing the Made With Magic components distorted many colors and often caused missed command signals. Here, a complete tear-down reveals what's new.


  • weight distribution improved
  • fabric layer no longer covering MWM components
  • power switch moved to underside of right ear
  • batteries moved to headband under each ear

Powering Made With Magic devices

Submitted by khyizang on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:06
Creator: khyizang boost regulator components
URL: bringmagichome.com page

"Dead Batteries Tell no Tales"
-Ancient Pirate Wisdom

The key to understanding how Made With Magic products are powered, and subsequently their capabilities, lies within the specs of the TI TPS61221 low voltage boost converter

This article shares some highly unscientific findings about some of the different ways to power your gizmos. Really useful info for folks intending to hack these things.

Headband - Glow B&M v1.1

Submitted by khyizang on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 17:02

Minnie Mouse Headband

The Minnie Mouse headband was among a group of new Made With Magic devices that were released in October of 2014.  From time spent in the parks, it seems to be one of the more popular MWM items.  However, despite it's relative popularity, I don't recall seeing a previous online tear down posted for this device.  Nor does it seem to be much favored by MWM hackers.  Maybe that will change as folks get to know it a little better.

In this article, the teardown is described along with other pertinent information

Reimagining MWM devices for Christmas, part 3: Ear Headband as Bow

Submitted by khyizang on Wed, 12/30/2015 - 16:22
Creator: khyizang Headband Bow on Wreath
URL: bringmagichome.com page

The Headband product is already a bow. All that's needed is to release it from the Headband and then combine it with some similarly colored ribbon to light up any number of possibilities.

The featured product is a holiday wreath. However, it also works as a bow for stuffed animals, on wrapped presents, etc.