Maybe you’ve seen a fur character lately in your town, and you innocently thought it was someone from Chuck E. Cheese’s. People are getting costumes and pimping them out just because they can. They are entertaining kids, having meetup groups and creating zany videos — just take a look on YouTube for yourself.
My journey down this rabbit hole started when I found this video clip from Silver Wolf talking about adding LEDs to a fur-headed friend. Then, I came across Silver Wolf’s earlier post showing a hacked tail on the same fur costume. Both sets of LEDs can react to music, which makes this costume perfect for dance competitions like that of Furry Weekend Atlanta.
You can get this look for your fursuit by using a FLORA, some NeoPixels and a mic. Our tutorial for Ampli-Tie offers everything you need to know for making LEDs dance to music, including some easy code to cut and paste. Order your electronic supplies now and you’ll be dancing old school to Thriller this Halloween with the largest soft circuit in your neighborhood. Well, it will either be that tune or Monster Mash — you decide. Pics please!
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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.