Check out these adorable Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears from Adafruit customer Brian! Full write up here.
I made these ears for my recent trip to Disneyland with my girlfriend. My pair glows blue while her pair glows pink and also have the Minnie Mouse polka dot bow.
This will guide you through the basics of constructing these ears for yourself. Keep in mind this is just how I did it and you are always free to do it better. The batteries lasted for about 8 hours of continual use when using brand new AAA batteries, and about 4 hours using rechargeable AAA batteries.
The twinkle code I used for the inner neopixel strips was written by Balázs Suhajda found on Github here.
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