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NeoPixels on Mickey Mouse hat!

Donald writes in –

Neopixels worked out awesomely. I put them on my Mickey Mouse ears when we went to Disney World last week. I programmed in 10 different patterns. Each pattern is randomly selected and it’s duration and speed are randomly set each time.   Everyone wanted to know where I got them, especially the Disney Cast members!



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