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November 18, 2015 AT 12:00 pm

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Wearables

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Create your own electronic fashion, cosplay lighting effects, and more circuits in your clothing and accessories with wearables from Adafruit! Check out all the materials, boards, and sensors to help you create the wearable electronics of your dreams.

In addition to our FLORA and GEMMA sewable microcontrollers, Adafruit’s wearables category includes conductive textiles, battery packs, sensors and LEDs, and all-in-one packs perfect for beginners and as gifts.

Looking for project inspiration? Check out the wearables guides on Adafruit Learning System to learn how to make a glowing 3D printed unicorn horn or smart phone mittens.


FLORA

FLORA – Wearable electronic platform: Arduino-compatible: FLORA is Adafruit’s fully-featured wearable electronics platform. It’s a round, sewable, Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed to empower amazing wearables projects.

FLORA comes with Adafruit’s support, tutorials and projects. Check out dozens of FLORA tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System, with more added every week by Becky Stern, director of wearable electronics, and our dedicated wearables staff.

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The FLORA is small (1.75″ diameter, weighing 4.4 grams). The FLORA family also has the best stainless steel threads, sensors, GPS modules and chainable LED NeoPixels, perfect accessories for the FLORA main board. Read more

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Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA Book Pack
FLORA GPS Starter Pack
FLORA Sensor Pack
FLORA Budget Pack


GEMMA

Adafruit GEMMA – Miniature wearable electronic platform: Love FLORA but want a bite-sized version? Look no further, GEMMA is a tiny wearable platform board with a lot of might in a 1″ diameter package. Powered by a Attiny85 and programmable with an Arduino IDE over USB, you’ll be able to realize any wearable project!

We wanted to design a microcontroller board that was small enough to fit into any project, and low cost enough to use without hesitation. Perfect for when you don’t want to give up your Flora and you aren’t willing to take apart the project you worked so hard to design. It’s our lowest-cost sewable controller!

The Attiny85 is a fun processor because despite being so small, it has 8K of flash, and 5 I/O pins, including analog inputs and PWM ‘analog’ outputs. We designed a USB bootloader so you can plug it into any computer and reprogram it over a USB port just like an Arduino (it uses 2 of the 5 I/O pins, leaving you with 3). In fact we even made some simple modifications to the Arduino IDE so that it works like a mini-Flora. Perfect for small & simple projects the GEMMA will be your go-to wearable electronics platform. Read more

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GEMMA Starter Pack
Adafruit Gemma Sequin Starter Pack
Adafruit Gemma Sensor Starter Pack
GEMMA Talking Toy Guts Sound Pack

Arduino GEMMA

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What do you get when you combine an Adafruit classic with geniuses at Arduino? The Arduino GEMMA! It’s a tiny wearable platform board with a lot of might in a 1″ diameter package. Powered by a Attiny85 and programmable with an Arduino IDE over USB, you’ll be able to realize any wearable project.

This is a collaboration with Arduino.cc and Adafruit. Use Arduino IDE 1.6.4 or higher for Arduino Gemma support!


Flora family of add-ons


Flora Sewable NeoPixels – Pack of 4 or sheet of 20


Flora Bluefruit LE Module


Conductive textiles

Metallic textiles can conduct electricity, bringing light to your NeoPixels or a switching action to opening Velcro or a zipper. Adafruit stocks stainless steel and silverized threads, fabrics, and other conductive textiles for your wearables projects.

Conductive thread in 3 ply, 2 ply, and yarn
Conductive ribbon in 17mm and 5mm
Conductive fabric in woven, knit, and jersey knit
Conductive fiber
Conductive hook and loop (Velcro)


Electroluminescent materials

EL Wire, tapes, and panels are a great way to make your project light up – whether you’re making a Tron Messenger Bag or a Glowing Hoodie. These easy to use wires and panels come in a variety of colors and shapes. Check out our EL Wire or EL Panel Starter Packs to get a good idea of the variety Adafruit offers or go straight to the EL Wire/Tape/Panel Section of the Learn System if you can’t wait to get started! Read more

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EL starter packs
EL tape
EL wire
Extras
Flowing EL wire
Inverters
Panels


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We’re excited for the Holiday Season here at Adafruit, and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you! Stay tuned into the blog where you will find new, handpicked gift guides five days a week from November 9th through December 24th, 2015 alongside holiday themed tutorials and builds!


Free Deals

Adafruit offers exciting deals and free items when you shop with us. As of October 13th, 2015 we are currently offering:

Some restrictions apply


Adafruit Holiday Deadlines 2015

Here are your 2015 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.

Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 11, 2015 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 24.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 17, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 18, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Monday 11am ET – December 21, 2015 – Arrive by 12/24/2015.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday– December 11, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2015 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders)): Place orders by Friday – November 20, 2015. Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/25/2015 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/2015.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

When in doubt contact us!


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