SK8 LITES – A Neopixel Clad Longboard for Night Skating #WearableWednesday
Check out this wonderful project from Josh Hulbert up on Hackster.io. We love how Josh used our Neopixel strip to create a project that’s not only functional but also looks great. The above picture doesn’t do it justice – we recommend going over to the project page to see more.
I added reactive lights to my longboard. A longboard is a skateboard for slow old dudes like me. I was watching the kids skate down the street and disappear into the darkness one night, and it occurred to me that I should stick some lights on them. The skateboards, not the kids. Kids aren’t conductive enough for the candlepower I wanted to throw at the effort. I’ll take you through the What and How of the project, hopefully you can extend it and make something cool of your own.
The write-up is super thorough! See it in full here.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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