When You Want to Be a Solar Eclipse #WearableWednesday #ElectronicHalloween #Arduino #Halloween #DIY
Last year Sarah Schechter wowed people with her Stranger Things light up t-shirt. This year she went with a real life strange thing—a solar eclipse. I’m definitely applauding the STEAM angle here! A simple drum-like form was created with NeoPixels lining the outside circle and zig-zagged across the center section. The LEDs have been programmed in a wash, giving the illusion of light gradually being blocked. This is a great DIY costume for families to work on using Arduino. Take a look at our GEMMA microcontroller and NeoPixel RGBW LED strips to make your own version. Code and wonder make this an educational #ElectronicHalloween. Love you, Sarah!!
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.