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June 3, 2015 AT 6:00 am

10 #Wearables Projects You Can Build This Summer #WearableWednesday

May your summer be full of sunshine, happiness, and wearable electronics. Here are ten projects you can build this summer to take advantage of those extra rays. First up, prepare for frequent SPF reapplication with the Sunscreen Reminder Hat, which chimes your favorite monophonic tune when the UV sensor detects you’ve been exposed for long enough.


Cosplay as everyone’s favorite mermaid with Ursula’s Seashell Necklace.


Keep the sun out of your eyes in style by whipping up some Custom 3D Hat Graphics!


The Textile Potentiometer Hoodie lets you enjoy color-changing lights at music festivals and campfires.


Charge up a backup battery by turning any bag into a Solar Boost Bag.


Build up your repertoire with an ambitious layered look like this Cyber Tank Girl Cosplay.


Throwing a party or workshop? Making Jewel Hair Sticks is a great group activity.


Special events come alive when your hat reacts to sound! The VU Meter Baseball Hat can help amplify good vibes at concerts and parties.



GPS Logging Dog Harness

For an updated take on a summer classic, don’t forget to make your bestie and yourself a pair of LED Friendship Bracelets to remember the unforgettable electronic summer you had together.


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