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March 30, 2015 AT 12:00 am

The burn wheel: an Airwheel mod with integrated biometrics and lighting

Thanks to Jeffrey for writing in about his awesome Burn Wheel project for burning man. Check out the Instructable for the project here. He writes:

I actually just wanted to drop you fine folks a line about my latest Instructable! Its a modification of a self-balancing wheel to add biometric security and integrated lighting. It incorporates the following Adafruit products:
 

  • OLED 128×64
     
  • Perma-protos
     
  • 8-Neopixel Strips
     
  • Bunch of JST connectors

As well as all of their accompanying libraries. So thank you, because without them it wouldn’t have been possible!.. or at lease would have taken a LOT longer 🙂

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