Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Where life irritates science.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                     

My Message Cap

Create your own LED message on your baseball cap
  (+7, -1)
(+7, -1)
  [vote for,
against]

Do you really need 20 different baseball caps with different team logos, "#1 Dad", the name of your last stupid company outing, or your favorite soft drink? One cap will do.

A high resolution, LED display, which will accept text or graphics and display what you want when you want. Can be edited with a few buttons on the hat itself, or interface to a PC for more elaborate designs.

yowzah, Jul 18 2002

Messaging Cap http://www.hammache...P&cat=messag%20KWSP
Not exactly, but close. [jester, Jul 18 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

What On Earth catalog http://www.whatonea...DE=W02WL1&SECTION=2
Here's the link [bravesirrobin] alluded to. [krelnik, Oct 19 2002]

mood hat http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/mood_20hat
here is my idea which i came up with.... yours predates mine however, but i swear i hav had no contact with your idea before today! [ninjafishcake, Oct 04 2004]

[link]






       Can you run "hatsavers" on the screen?   

       I think it would be particularly cool if you could somehow have electrodes on the inside of the hat that could detect excitations in your brainwaves and display a lit lightbulb on the screen whenever this happens.
gastronaut, Jul 18 2002
  

       I like this idea. You could just change the message for any occasion. Maybe someone could just invent some mini LED thingies that you can clip onto anything you choose.
polartomato, Jul 18 2002
  

       Unbelievably baked - while flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia on a Delta flight, my colleague and I amused ourselves by flicking through the "you can buy this tat from us" catalog. In there was a baseball cap with, admittedly, an LCD display that you could program yourself.
PeterSilly, Jul 18 2002
  

       For a low-tech solution, I've seen t-shirts with removable letters that attach by velcro to the front.
pottedstu, Jul 18 2002
  

       [baked] http://www.whatonearthcatalog.com
bravesirrobin, Jul 18 2002
  

       Excellent idea - if this is not Baked, you should get in touch with your marketing department.   

       P.S. I had a good look through What On Earth, and couldn't find it.
DrCurry, Jul 18 2002
  

       I built an LED nametag (28x5 matrix) a few years ago. Thing ran for a few hours off four AA batteries in a shirt pocket. Wish I knew what happened to it.
supercat, Oct 19 2002
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle