You can make a crown of light for prom or your birthday this year! A few free-wired NeoPixels make you the cyber-pageant queen.
For this project you will need:
GEMMA wearable microcontroller (or build on the GEMMA Starter Pack)
seven sewable NeoPixels (or any combination of pixels, NeoPixel rings, or high-density NeoPixel strip)
2×2032 coin cell battery holder and batteries or rechargeable lipoly battery
zip ties & hot glue
3D printed band, crown, or recycled stiff headband
solid core hookup wire
sharp wire strippers
sharp flush snips
Glamour shots by Andrew Tingle.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.