Sousaphone Bell Equipped with NeoPixel Strips Displays Animations or Scrolling Text #MusicMonday

This is great! You can see the evolution over a few videos of jayconverse’s project to affix NeoPixel strips ‘in a non-regular grid’ to the bell of a sousaphone – the project went through several stages after initially proposing it on the Adafruit forums and developing it from there. The array can either display animations – Pacman! – or scrolling text, or whatever your sousa-heart desires!



Thanks again to jayconverse for sending this in and check out our full range of NeoPixel products here.

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