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November 19, 2014 AT 12:00 am

Glowy necklace made from headphone cable #WearableWednesday

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Thanks to Dale for sending in his wearables project! View the full tutorial on Instructables.

For some time, I’ve been contemplating how I can make an intelligent, micro-controller-powered necklace, but I hadn’t been able to figure out how to make it small enough to be attractive. Even if a microcontroller is small enough to fit in a necklace pendant, the battery to power it usually isn’t. Then, I had a revelation: why not store the microcontroller and battery behind my neck/hair, where nobody can see it, and connect the necklace pendant to the microcontroller via a headphone cable? Modern headphone cables might contain 3 or 4 über-thin wires, so I would be able to move power, ground, and two data lines from the microcontroller behind my neck to the pendant hanging in front. Here, I’ll show you a little bit about my experiments with headphone wires for wearables.

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