At the Devon Horse Show, you’d think the main attraction would be horses, but for Gladys Delgado-Garced of Dog Gone Couture, it’s all about the hats. If you haven’t attended this particular horse show, you should know that they have a Lady’s Day complete with hat competition. People create millinery that ranges from grand to gaudy. Gladys decided to share something with royal appeal with her dog, Pierre — hats with jewels, sequins, ribbons, and tech.
These beautiful hat toppers have Adafruit NeoPixel rings mounted above GEMMA microcontrollers. These hats were definitely stand-outs, especially in the evening. Gladys was all smiles with the compliments and said, “People went crazy over the hats!”. It’s another beautiful job by a creative designer dedicated to canines.
Get ready for your next fancy gathering with a headpiece equally royal — our NeoPixel Ring Hair Dress. Combine 3D printing and electronics to make your own beautiful topper. Actually it might look awesome on a horse, too. Got a horse? Send us pics!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.