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!
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)
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)
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.