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May 24, 2014 AT 1:00 am

Motion Activated Sparkle Skirt #AdafruitWeekendProject

Get sparkly this holiday weekend with Adafruit’s Sparkle Skirt tutorial

Make clothing that lights up when you move! This is a sewing (no soldering) Flora project using 12 color-changing NeoPixels and the Flora accelerometer/compass module. Spikes in the sensor readings cause the pixels to flash, and sparkle. The pixels are sewn to the skirt’s lining and are diffused by the outer layer of fabric, whether it be a sheer overlay or a cutout lace design.

If a skirt doesn’t appeal to you, use this circuit and code on a hat, a belt buckle, and even a blinky dog collar.

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