Enlighted Top Hat
This Enlighted top hat is illuminated by over 220 RGB LED pixels which can be animated in a variety of color changing patterns, including sound-reactive effects.
To make space for all these LEDs, we chose a classic Victorian-style top hat with a high crown as the foundation. This is also helpful for mounting the control electronics and the rechargeable batteries inside the top of the hat.
The lights are concealed by a fine black layer of mesh fabric, so that it looks like a "normal" hat until you turn it on.
The control switches (on/off, mode select, and brightness) are located on the inner edge of the brim on one side, so they can be accessed easily while the hat is being worn.
The sample video below demonstrates some of the pre-programmed patterns.