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March 8, 2017 AT 12:00 am

LED Trident for The Little Mermaid #WearableWednesday

Thanks so much to Max Minkoff for sending in his neat Trident project! Check out more here.

Here’s everything, and more, you’d ever want to know about an LED trident prop I built for our local production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

The code was created for an Adafruit Pro Trinket 5V using DotStar LEDs, several buttons, and pressure sensors made with Velostat conductive material.

View these pages to learn more about the physical prop, the electronics, the software and the final outer touches.

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