We suspect that if you knew what a cylon was, you would want to install one. So, from Chris Knight, here is the first Instructable “Put a Cylon On It“, and this is how it starts…
Last year the comedy sketch show ‘Portlandia‘ made fun of an arts and craft trend, where craft artists would take ordinary items and ‘put a bird on it’. I fell victim to a similar trend in the geek crowd: Take an ordinary silver item and add LEDs to ‘put a cylon in it’.
When I saw the Total Control Lighting strands, the first thing that came to mind was sticking these on the front of my Jeep to create a ‘Cylon Eye’. Installing them in the Jeep was a breeze, which then freed me up to tinker with the software. I now have a multi-mode Cylon Eye with a pretty purple control module in my Jeep.
We just heard from Chris again, and he has made some final tweaks to the Red Cylon Eye, outlined in this Instructable.