This past weekend was the New York Comic Con 2014. For people who don’t know, Comic Con is a fan convention for things like Anime, Toys, Video Games and the like. One thing people do when going to Comic Con is dress up in costume or Cosplay as a favorite character from anything from a TV show to Comic.
For this years Comic Con (also being our first), my brother wanted something interesting to wear, with the theme of Steampunk. He came across an Adafruit tutorial for Kaleidoscope Eyes project. This is a project that uses two NeoPixel Rings inside costume goggles for a cool light ring effect.
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