NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Clockwork Goggles @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
When our daughter declared she wanted to be a “steampunk girl” for Halloween this year we knew there would be some fun opportunities for costume hacking and prop modding! She got these prop goggles with a decidedly clockwork aesthetic, so we decided to add some “ticking” LEDs. Now, you can make your own using this new guide!
The two NeoPixel rings are controlled by a Gemma M0 running CircuitPython. This makes it very fast to iterate on the code for timing and colors, since there’s no IDE, no compiling, and no flashing. Just edit the main.py file in a text editor, and watch it update every time you hit save! I think the Gemma M0 may be destined to become a new favorite for costumers, cosplayers, and prop builders.
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.