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November 9, 2016 AT 5:00 am

Does This Beautiful Tech Umbrella Look Familiar? #WearableWednesday #Wearabletech

If you follow Adafruit, you probably recognize this colorful LED dome as a FLORAbrella. I was amazed to find this one on Youtube this week; just last week someone did a mod to create a JellyBrella, so it seems like cheery umbrellas are in demand these days! This one was created by Jackson Walker, who happens to work in interactive design. It looks like it has found a great home with this twirling skeleton. You can see how this umbrella is in perfect working order since the LEDs turn pink when the faux fur is held up to the color sensor. FLORA, the powerful microcontroller controlling the LEDs, has many sensors available, including one for light, UV index, GPS, compass/accelerometer and 9 DOF (which means it is even fancier for sensing motion). So, it’s a great choice for wearables. If you want to make your own rainbow for a rainy day, check out the FLORAbrella guide. You’ll discover how flexible Neopixel LED strips can be programmed to do color matching tricks, rainbows or even raindrops. In fact, you can hack your own color patterns or try incorporating a different sensor. Just make sure you send us a video of your creation!


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