I like projects! I NEED projects!
I’ve wanted to do something in the wearables category for a while, but couldn’t think of something. I was out at the mall one evening with my beautiful wife looking through some of the department stores. I decided to call my sister-in-law (for a reason I can’t remember right now) and the idea popped into my head that I should make her some of the neopixel earrings I’ve seen in the Adafruit Learning System. So I told her I was going to make them and when I got home I went onto Adafruit’s site to purchase what I would need.
The original plans for the earrings include neopixel rings, but I noticed that they had just released a new neopixel “platform” called the “Jewel”. This has 7 neopixels arranged in a circle with 1 more in the middle. I thought these would be more fun to have than the rings, so they were added instead. The only other parts you need are a tiny lipo battery and of course an Adafruit Gemma. (Don’t forget the charger for the batteries as well if you don’t have one)
Featured Adafruit Products!
NeoPixel Jewel – 7 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers: Be the belle of the ball with the NeoPixel Jewel! We fit seven of our the tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a beautiful, round PCB with mounting holes and a chainable design to create what we think is our most elegant (and evening-wear appropriate) NeoPixel board yet. Read more.
Adafruit GEMMA – Miniature wearable electronic platform: Love FLORA but want a bite-sized version? Look no further, GEMMA is a tiny wearable platform board with a lot of might in a 1″ diameter package. Powered by a Attiny85 and programmable with an Arduino IDE over USB, you’ll be able to realize any wearable project! Read more.
Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!
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