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Nice motorcycle jacket build from Cameron! Thanks for sharing!
Hey! I put a GEMMA in a motorcycle jacket with some of your LED strips, and wrote some code to make it pulse. SO MUCH SAFER (I realized I bought a black motorcycle with a black jacket and helmet, and am pretty much invisible at night). Was stopped today by a car who thanked me for being so visible.
Didn’t take pictures as I was going to do a write up, but I thought it might be a cool inspirational project. I’m a school teacher and one of my primary goals with it was to inspire some of my students to come up with ideas for their own wearables (which I’ll be sourcing from y’all, obviously). THANK YOU for running such an awesome Maker/Educational site!!
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