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May 19, 2015 AT 12:00 pm

NeoPixel LED Headband Tutorial #makereducation

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We love this project tutorial from burkmurray on instructables! Great idea for a group workshop for young makers.

When my seven-year-old daughter got a look at the LED strip I was testing for a project, she instantly started to think of other things we could make. She’s very happy with the result.

This dazzling headband uses a 15-LED portion of a 60-LEDs-per-meter NeoPixel Strip from Adafruit. The strip is controlled by an Arduino-compatible Trinket micro controller (also from Adafruit) and powered by a 150 mAh lithium polymer battery. (Yes, also from Adafruit. Starting to see a pattern?*)

Our circuit design uses the LED strip as a power bus, allowing us to attach the Trinket to one side and the battery to the other. Although this approach requires a little more soldering, it produces a slimmer, more balanced product.

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