Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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I want to be able to throw my wearable electronic items into the wash, so I’ve focused on attaching things with Velcro. But I’m a bit hung up on the best way to attach el wire to the hook side of thin Velcro strips. So far, sewing it on seems to work best, but I’m hoping there’s an adhesive solution. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an El Wire with Velcro type hooks built into the outer sheathing, so you could just sew on a few Velcro patches and the El Wire would cling to them?
Are there any piezoelectrical materials available for sewing into shoes instead of using coin cell batteries?
Can you suggest products or techniques for using piezoelectrical materials in wearables? I’ve read they’re used to light LEDs in shoes, for example, but would like to understand how it’s done.
FYI, my wife Kathy asked me to re-state the question about piezoelectrical materials when I noticed her comment hadn’t come up awhile after she’d posted it – I guess there was a delay for some reason. She thought she’d mis-fired on your not-a-robot resistor captcha. Sorry for the redundancy.
My little sister and I are working on a project that involves a massive number of wearable LED nano-pixels. To figure out what (hopefully light-weight) batteries to use, I ran through some simple calculations and came up with ~10Ah of juice at 3.3V. I know you can’t exactly stack LiPo batteries in parallel due to even discharge issues. How do you approach wearable projects that require large amounts of battery power, without toting a lead-acid battery backpack around? Thanks!