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May 3, 2017 AT 12:22 am

Adafruit Graduation Gift Guide: Wearable Products and Projects! #Graduation

Celebrate your recent grad by hooking them up with our latest and greatest wearables projects and products!


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Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman: Combine fashion and high tech in your own workshop! What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. (read more)


EL Wire Starter Pack: For all your glowy nighttime Burning Man needs, here’s a bundle to get you started. We used this to make our awesome TRON bag (read more)


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Adafruit Beginner LED Sewing Kit: Add LED accents to textile projects with Adafruit’s LED Sewing Kit! This kit comes with enough supplies to make two projects with two LEDs each, or one project with four LEDs. Great for embroidery and needlework, light-up jewelry and hair accessories, shoes, plush toys, and more. This is a great beginner kit for kids (no soldering!) and adults alike who are looking to get into soft circuits and wearable electronics. (read more)


Trinket-Powered NeoPixel Goggle Kit Pack: One of the most popular Trinket projects now has its own kit pack! Make your very own programmable NeoPixel goggles with 2 x 16 LED rings and an Adafruit Trinket. It even comes with a rechargeable LiPoly battery and charger. It’s a great easy build and when you’re done you’ll have the coolest accessory. (read more)


FLORA GPS Starter Pack: Get started with the fabulous Adafruit Flora platform with this lovely starter kit. Included are plenty of parts to make a few different fun projects! There’s a Flora motherboard, a GPS module that can also perform location datalogging, eight ultra-bright chainable RGB pixels, a battery holder and batteries, two types of our high quality stainless steel thread, alligator clips to help you test out your parts, a USB cable for reprogramming the Flora, and some parts to make a wearable remote control (or TV-B-Gone!): NPN transistors, long range IR LEDs, and matching resistors. . (read more)


Wearable and Cosplay Projects!


Dauntless Dotstar Gauntlets: In a world where darkness runs rampant…Where villains conspire and criminals run the streets… One Maker has emerged to repel the dark.  Gauntlets ablaze, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and making our neighborhoods safe again. Dauntless.  Dotstar.  Gauntlets.  They’re counting on you.  What are you waiting for? (read more)


Rainbow Chakra Hoodie: Festivals and events can get chilly at night.  What better way to warm up than with a glowing hoodie — especially one with interactive buttons that engage everyone you meet and offer conversations and connection, ooh’s and aah’s, and plenty of light to find your way home. This glowing hoodie is controlled by seven 3D printed buttons along the front, each corresonding to one of the seven chakras.  When a colored button is pressed, the Neopixel strip lining the hood and the individual neopixels on the tail animate in that chakra’s color.  (read more)


Mystical LED Halloween Hood: Jawa! Create glowing eyes for your costume! This project is ideal for any character with glowing eyes, like the Black Mage from Final Fantasy, or Orko from He-Man. Two NeoPixel Jewels can appear any color or animating pattern, and they are driven by a GEMMA microcontroller powered by a 500mAh lipoly battery in a 3D printed pocket. (read more)


Circuit Playground Combadge: The combadge is a prop from Star Trek (originally appeared in The Next Generation) that is a combination of a badge and communicator. It is used to communicate with Starfleet personnel on-board the ship. When activiated, it makes a destinctive “Chirp” sound. (read more)


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