Dawn DuPriest has created a Raspberry Pi-powered companion cosplay that plays music with RFID chips and makes faces. If you haven’t heard of Stray have a look at the trailer here. DuPriest uses the Raspberry Pi to animate the face of her cosplay character, Morusque, and play music on demand. To achieve this, she utilizes an RFID reader to recognize sheet music handed to her by convention attendees, triggering the Pi to play music on a speaker embedded in the guitar prop.
The cosplay also features a wireless screen, an iPad Mini, which communicates with the Pi to change facial expressions through various face animations. The Raspberry Pi 3B+ is connected to an RFID reader and a series of buttons, and the iPad Mini runs apps like Pi Helper and VNC Viewer for remote access to the Pi’s desktop. DuPriest created the face animations using the online app Piskel. Have a look at this amazing cosplay in DuPriests video.
Wanna have a go at making your own cosplay? Here’s some items that DuPriest used for her cosplay:
- 13.56MHz RC522 Chip IC card Induction Module RFID Reader
- Raspberry Pi 3B+ or Raspberry Pi 4
- 12×12 Tactile Push Button Switch with Blue Caps(pack of 5)