Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern 11/26/2014 – LIVE 2pm ET
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
Could you please talk about how you would use conductive ribbon?
We have a black dog and since it gets dark so early this time of year want to make her a ‘necklace’ (would be in addition to her normal collar) with NeoPixels so we can see her in the yard more easily.
My plan is to attach the ribbon to a fabric collar and using conductive thread to pierce the strands in the ribbon to attach the NeoPixels.
Would you consider this a good way to use the ribbon? The first one I did was using lines of conductive thread down the fabric. But I’m hoping for a quicker method for my next try. And it is the holiday season. Decorate the dog!