A hybrid of my Non-verbal mood scarf that is still a work in progress was recently showcased at the University of the Art’s Sculpture Gallery. While the final version may use the Trinket micro-controller and Pulse Sensor Amped, the showcased version ran off an Accelerometer to carefully translate human factors, a Flora micro-controller and NeoPixels with Conductive Thread. Because this was in a gallery space vs on human, the accelerometer sensitivity had to be amped up quite a bit to detect walking feet. Additionally the sequential pattern is a rework of GitHub’s suhajdab’s ‘NeoPixel Ripple’.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.