Hypnosis goggles workshop

I attended a workshop that set out to explore the relationship between flickering lights and perception using DIY circuit boards and LEDs. We soldered components to a board and added controllers, speaker connections and LEDs to create experimental ‘hypnosis’ goggles.

This was my second attempt at soldering, the first was when I tried to fix my television with a soldering kit from Argos. I found the soldering quite tricky to begin with and constantly dripped solder over several copper covered columns on the boards but luckily the workshop organiser Ryan Jordan was very helpful and patient. We connected the 555 chip enabled circuit boards to safety goggles and then hallucinated away, here is a video

I however did not finish my goggles and filmed the event instead :) but the circuitry proved useful during my bike ride home when I attached it to my bike as a flashing front light, it also made another appearance later in the evening during an improptu light show at Electrovision…

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