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March 30, 2016 AT 5:00 am

How to Add IoT Bling to a Scarf #WearableWednesday

NeoWarmer

Charif Mahmoudi likes to follow fashion and recently discovered that neck warmers are one of the top seven trends. So, he added his own IoT flare with an infinity scarf filled with LEDs controlled by a web app. He’s using an Arduino MKR1000 microcontroller, Adafruit’s NeoPixel strip and a LiPo battery. Charif recommends stitching the controller into the scarf, but basically everything is just rolled up nicely to conceal the electronics. The dark color of the scarf accentuates the glowing NeoPixels between the yarn.

The excitement comes from controlling the colors of the pixels through a phone, and Charif allows for a color picker method or the crowd-pleasing rainbow effect. You can check out his project tutorial and code on Hackster.io. I know I’ve already “respected” another wearable project that Charif posted and it’s nice to see him continuing with his love of fashion. We’ve also got some projects that take advantage of controlling NeoPixels with a phone app like this LED Matrix Snowflake Sweater. You can use our Feather microcontroller with Bluefruit LE or a FLORA microcontroller with the BLE module. Just connect to the app and you are on your way to some phone capable wearables. What will you make for spring?


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