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July 15, 2015 AT 4:00 am

Make a Friendship Finding E-Textile Monster Hoodie with Neopixels #WearableWednesday

Via Pickledkitty on Instructables.

Got to keep warm this winter, and what better way to do that than to find more friends to cuddle with during the snowy months. The Monster hoodie will find all the friends you need by testing them with its touch sensitive paw pads and lighting up with happiness when you have found a keeper.If you like this project, please take a moment to vote for it in the Winter Wearables Contest.

The Arduino coding works on the basis of one patch grounded, and the other patch connected to an analog input pin pulled up to 5 volts. When both pads are touched by the same object that can conduct electricity (someones cheeks, a circle of people holding hand-to-paw, touching the paw pads together, or even a banana), the Neopixel lights turn on underneath the monsters “skin”. The Gemma from Adafruit is great for this project, as it can run all of the lights and the sensitive pads with microcontroller pins left over. Stay tuned (or skip) to the end of the Instructable for a list of links for all of the materials, code, etc. that I used.Sorry for the lack of in-use photos, selfies only go so far.

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