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Gemma / Trinket Space Invader Jewelry #WearableWednesday

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We’re on a Gemma and Trinket bender. They’re just so tiny and affordable, it’s hard not to come up with fun project ideas!

This animated totem video game creature pendant needs just a few wires, making it a gentle introduction to soldering. Pick an LED matrix — green for Space Invaders, yellow for Pac Man and so forth — create your own custom animation (we have an example to get your started) and upload the code to the chip.
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Wear the completed charm as jewelry and flaunt your geek pride. Or Halloween’s coming up…maybe your costume could use some classic video game-inspired bling!

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