‘Snowfall Dress’ with 440 NeoPixels Animates Falling Snow, Color Fading Patterns #WearableWednesday
We love how what starts with a question leads to a successful project for an event or installation! In this case The Crafty Avenger asked a simple question, “what board to use?” to control 440 NeoPixels. The answer was simple: Flora. And thus the ‘Snowfall Dress’ was made!
This dress is meant for a stilt walker or performer in a large crinoline. We are testing the snowfall pattern in this video.
I used about 440 WS2812b LEDs + one 100foot string of fairy lights to create this dress. I used a Flora Board to control it and 4 large batteries to power it. Not lite by any means but bright and pretty for a good long time.
This dress was designed to run a snowfall pattern for a snow queen costume. The design of the LED set up was designed to be reprogrammed and flexible. This is the test for the color diffusion.
FLORA – Wearable electronic platform: Arduino-compatible – v3: FLORA is Adafruit’s fully-featured wearable electronics platform. It’s a round, sewable, Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed to empower amazing wearables projects.FLORA comes with Adafruit’s support, tutorials and projects. Check out dozens of FLORA tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System, with more added all the time! Read more.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.