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Bicycle Frame Lighting with Micro:Bit and NeoPixels

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While this project from Peli de Halleux on Hackster.io is focused on visibility during dark winter commutes, we wanted to share it regardless of the season. We’re all about being glowy.

It’s winter time again and the days are shortening. Soon enough, my bicycle commute will involve some night time riding. It’s time to boost the lights on the bicycle by adding a 60 LED NeoPixel strip controlled by a BBC micro:bit powered by a dual USB plug battery pack. The code is written in JavaScript in https://pxt.microbit.org.

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