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Blade Runner Harajuku Light Up Sandals #WearableWednesday

Nice sandals build from Caitlinsdad on Instructables.

It’s a computing platform – and off world platform shoes. Make some unique shoes to show off at Harajuku and tell everyone this is the latest from Akihabara… well, parts from Adafruit.

This would be a fun project to replicate since Firewalker LED sneakers are canon in the neopixel universe.

Use of small form factor microcontrollers like the Adafruit FLORA or Gemma/Trinket are great for this light up wearable tech application.

Note that this is a “prototype” that you can improve on. Just throwing out ideas for you here.

(Sorry, no soundtrack, synthesize your own Vangelis-y analog moody atmospheric sounds. Left foot and right foot are not synchronized.)

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