Ita bags are a popular way for fans, especially in Japan, to show their love for an anime/character/ship. These bags have a clear protective pouch for displaying charms, badges, etc, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off.
My philosophy is generally, “Can I add LEDs to it? Yes? Okay, let’s do it!” So of course I needed to add LEDs to an itabag for my growing collection of merch.
In this Instructable, I’ll show you how I made a glowing ita bag to display my Yuri on Ice charms. This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of how to work with WS2812B/Neopixel LEDs, Arduino, soldering, laser cutting, and sewing
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