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January 20, 2016 AT 2:00 am

NeoPixel hat for running at night #WearableWednesday

Jesse Leonard on YouTube made this neat hat for being safe while running at night.

Running hat for running at night. First prototype with Arduino uno using Adafruit’s neopixel library and “strand_test”. A Gemma and lipo battery came in the mail today just in time to make the hat self-contained (no USB battery needed). It’s a bit dangly right now but it survived a couple mile run tonight without flying apart. Right now I’m using the example code for the Neopixel Hoops https://learn.adafruit.com/gemma-hoop… but may start playing with some run specific sequences and colors to improve my visibility for night running. Thanks Adafruit for the inspiration and documentation!!

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