woinkeyman from the Adafruit Forums has being getting help with a C-3PO mask:
Anyway I’m creating a mask for a school convocation ceremony, so I’m using two 16-led neopixel rings. And here’s a picture of what I have so far – I’m basically trying to make him blink 🙂
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