This shirt is ready for musical adventure. With its different colors and patterns, Lucas Morgan has created a masterpiece for festival wear using Arduino. This is his final video of the shirt, but other videos on YouTube show the learning curve he faced in creating it. For instance, rather than stitching the EL wire, he ended up using a strong fabric glue. Battery packs were made from unused inverters, and he sandwiched them so they would be mobile.
According to Lucas, future plans for this shirt include creating a 3D printed case to hold everything compactly. Then, he’ll be showing off his maker magic at festivals like Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, EDC Vegas and Electric Forest. So, get ready to snap some pics, or better yet, make your own EL Wire creation. We’ve got a great EL Wire Starter Pack and a TRON Hoodie tutorial ready to go.
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.