When You Want Your Bow Tie to Be More Holiday #WearableWednesday #DIY #wearabletech
When Henk de Bruijn wanted something more geekish for the holidays, he didn’t have to look any further than his own bow tie and a bright Adafruit Neopixel Jewel for decoration. This smart accessory is controlled by a smartphone thanks to a Feather Huzzah ESP8266. In fact, Henk was inspired by our learning guide for MicroPython Smart Holiday Lights. Check out the beautiful reflections on his shirt.
You can check out some helpful hints for creating this bow tie on Henk’s blog, and I just want to say that a Neopixel Jewel is one of the most beautiful clusters of LEDs ever. So, if you are at a loss on how to add some color to any outfit, this is an easy choice, whether it be incorporated into clothing, bags or jewelry. Be sure to choose the Jewel that best suits your project since there are options for warm white and cool white LEDs as well. Have fun creating your own holiday look.
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.