0

It’s the Most Wonderful Tech Hat of the Year #WearableWednesday #holiday #wearabletech

I frequently visit the FastLED Users group to check out what people have been making. If you aren’t familiar with FastLED, it’s another library that can be used with Neopixels for great animations. People frequently post lamp designs, art installations and other large matrix work. This time I found an extraordinary hat with the perfect holiday tribute from maker Kieran Bingham. I’m sure he is blushing from all the attention, but it just shows how people run with open source projects and make them their own. Here’s what Kieran had to say about his project:

Thanks to FastLED and some previous top hats posted on here, for Christmas dinner parties I’ve made a Christmas Tree Top Hat. Everyone loves it and wants to know where I got it from, and then they are amazed when they find out I’ve made it myself. So much better with FastLED!

There are 600 pixels here forming the colorful tree and snow flurry which are controlled by an ESP8266. It lasts for six hours of party time with a phone charger battery pack. Kieran will eventually post his code to his Github, but for now, if you want to get started on a similar project you should check out our tutorial for the Guggenhat. It’s a Neopixel marquee hat that you can control with your phone! What animation will you create?

Guggenhat


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

Join 7,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Fewer startups, and other collateral damage from the 2018 tariffs

Wearables — Light as a Worbla feather

Electronics — How to make your own magnetic field probe!

Biohacking — The State of DNA Analysis in Three Mindmaps

Python for Microcontrollers — One year of CircuitPython weeklies!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.