May 28, 2014 AT 12:00 am

Awesome mechanical wings from Maker Faire 2014 #WearableWednesday

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Adafruit customer Mel recently sent in her incredible project from Maker Faire 2014. Awesome build Mel!

I recently built a wearable electronic project for Maker Faire 2014. My input sensor is product ID 164 from your store (proximity sensor), which provides an input signal to the Arduino Pro Mini to raise the wings and change colors in the back plate (here’s a brief video of it working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKOVdKJmlaU ). On the other side of the suit (not pictured) is one of your neopixel rings 😀

Love your products, teaching, and the support you guys provide for the electronics community. Every technical support issue I’ve ever had (mostly me realizing I need more stuff than I had actually ordered the night before) has been taken care of with *alarming* alacrity. Thanks for all you guys do!

See more photos of Mel’s project here.

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