Check out this new tutorial at the Adafruit Learning System: it’s a quick and easy Neopixel Jewel necklace. This is a really simple project but it’s oh-so pretty and sparkly when it’s done! It’s also really easy to customize and make your own, by choosing a pendant face that matches your style.
Here’s a link to the full tutorial. I like this project because it’s really satisfying to be able to sit down and make a complete thing in just one afternoon. So many projects get a bit out of hand with their complexity, like my Galaxy Pendant, which is indestructible and lovely but takes a lot of skill and time and resources to make. This necklace is just as pretty but costs less than $25 in materials. I want to make a dozen of them and give them to all my friends.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.