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#BackToSchool Wearables #Tutorials!

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Whether you’re a student or professional (or a professional student!), having a fun personal project is always a great idea. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite wearables projects that we know you’ll enjoy. Who knows, maybe you educators out there will be inspired to include your students in your wearables project! Click each project photo to go to the tutorial in the Adafruit Learning System, where you will also find the components needed for each project!


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LED Friendship Bracelet: Light up those warm nights at the beach or summer camp with this simple soft circuit bracelet.
We were inspired by Etsy’s nautical knot bracelet tutorial and when we read the word “rhinestones” we immediately substituted LEDs. Read on to stitch up your own illuminated friendship bracelet!


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Steampunk Cameo Necklace with OLED Display: This necklace uses an Adafruit Pro Trinket and an OLED screen to flash bitmaps of you and your loved one in between hearts. A tiny LiPoly battery powers the pendant discreetly in the black ribbon. Warning: Dog and cat pics may attract werewolves. (read more)


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Custom 3D Hat Graphics: Custom embroidery? Nah, custom 3D printing! Bring your hat’s style into the 21st century with this easy printing+sewing project. (read more)


Laugh Track Jacket: Bring your own sound FX to the party! Turn a blazer into your own personal theme music machine, foley artist, or comedy audience. Battery powered speakers in the pockets blast your sound while membrane switches in the pocket and lapel activate the audio. Before beginning this easy soldering + sewing project, check out the Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board guide! (read more)


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USB Locket: USB flash drives are everywhere, and come in all shapes and sizes. But for something we carry with us every day, why can’t it be more like a personal fashion accessory? This guide will show you how to make a USB locket for carrying your files around your neck! (read more)


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August is Back to School Month here at Adafruit! Each week we’ll be bringing you a two #BackToSchool posts on the blog! Stay tuned for product and gift guides, tutorials from the Adafruit Learning System, and inspiration from around the web! Get started by checking out Adafruit’s educational resources, such as our kits and project packs, suggested products for young engineers, blog posts for educators and an extensive selection of books to help you learn!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

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