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13 Wearables Projects to Make this Summer #WearableWednesday

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Soak up the summer sun with these fun outdoor warm-weather wearable electronics projects! These projects are great to build with family and friends, or to make and give as gifts. Here are our favorite Adafruit wearables for summer 2014!

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FLORA motion-sparkle wristband – be seen on your next balmy nighttime jog!

GPS Logging Dog Harness – map your pooch’s adventure

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NeoPixel Bangle Bracelet – snaz up your fireside dance moves

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NeoPixel Tiara – be a digital princess

EL Wire Animal Masks – great for group bike rides at night

Solar Charging Handbag – never be stuck at the beach with a dead cell phone battery

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Wearable miniPOV4 – wear your blinky on your sleeve

Citi Bike Helmet – be seen as you navigate to your local bike share station

FLORAbrella – enjoy summer showers that much more

Boombox Beach Bag with Audio Amp and Speakers – bring the sound system as part of your beach tote

Flora+NeoPixel LED Skateboard Upgrade – make some new friends at the skate park

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Candle Flicker Hair Bow – make them with the kids at camp

DIY Bike Stereo System with 20W Speaker – a project for your bike to wear!


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


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