Glow with the Show/Made with Magic Skirt by @MinnesotaMinnie

Submitted by khyizang on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:09
Creator: @MinnesotaMinnie MinnesotaMinnie's dress at Epcot
URL: Twitter Timeline

A Made With Magic Glove, along with some optic fibers, was used to enlighten a skirt in this hack by @MinnesotaMinne that was first reported on Twitter.

Some of the details for this hack came out during our interchanges and are shared in this article.

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Rose buds powered by Made With Magic

Submitted by khyizang on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:31
Creator: khyizang roses in vase
URL: page
Notes: For this hack, we start with components taken from a Glove . The board LEDs are snipped off and the leads fitted with female-female Dupont cables. Diffused RGB LEDs are inserted into the end and slipped into fabric rose buds from the Dollar Store. Florist tape conceals the wiring and the assembly is placed into a vase. Good for anytime but do think about Valentines Day!

Add a Little 'Magic' to Paper Lanterns: part 4 - MWM Octopus

Submitted by khyizang on Sat, 06/04/2016 - 02:49
Creator: khyizang
URL: page
Notes: The Glove's board lends itself to replacement of the onboard LEDs with connectors that greatly expand the possibilities available for reimagining. When reconfigured, the results kind of look octopus-like. Here, a single Glove board is used to power three different lanterns resulting in a Mickey Lantern!
This always gets favorable comments from viewers.

Add a Little 'Magic' to Paper Lanterns: part 3 - MWM Yogis

Submitted by khyizang on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:22


yogiYogis are into flexibility. That's also true for the components we'll look at in this post.  Each of these components offers much more flexibility for placement of the LEDs than has been true for the components utilized in the previous posts.  This presents some welcome new opportunities.

Powering Made With Magic devices

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

Unlocking the potential of the Glove board

Submitted by khyizang on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 00:26
Creator: khyizang glove board desoldered and components ready to solder
URL: page

The board found in the Made With Magic Glove product is a hacker's dream. Connections for the four LEDs and the infra red receiver are all through-hole type connections. That lends themselves to easier replacement than if surface mounts had been used. The battery holder is a perfectly good standalone piece that's simply wired to the Glove's board. As if those features weren't enough, these days the Glove product sells for substantially less than the other MWM products. What's not to like?

Mickey Mouse Glove - Glow Mitt v1.2

Submitted by khyizang on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:34

Mickey glove

This member of the Made With Magic (MWM) family was introduced in the US in October of 2014, but was reported to be available at the Hong Kong park as early as September of that same year. 

This is the only Made With Magic product that comes with light pipes. It's also the only readily available product that features 4 RGB LEDs instead of just 2. Like the Wand product, this item uses water-clear, through-hole RGB LEDs instead of the more usual surface mounted LEDs. Read the article for more info on this unique offering.