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littleBits Projects: Be the Host with the [interactive] Most

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter KitExtended Kit, and Deluxe Kit.

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Pressure Sensor Animated Top Hat

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Time to get fancy! This animated hat will surely impress your guests. Bright LEDs project a spinning image of Santa and his reindeer flying through the night on the wall of the hat. Just touch the pressure sensor at the top of the hat to activate the dc motor.


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