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I’m new to electronics and Adafruit and have enjoyed the learning process! My question is in regards to shape memory alloys or muscle wire and wearables. Have you used them before and if not how do you recommend getting started.
What would be the best Micro controller to implement into a DIY laser tag system? It would need to power like 4 LEDs, 2 IR recievers, 2 IR LEDs, and a tactile switch. Also what should I use to attach the sensors to a person’s head?
What sewable/washable/flexible material would you recommend to use as a defuser? I have used batting and white fleece but it gets bulky by the time I defuse neopixels or sequins enough have nice soft even back lighting.