Battlestar Galactica-inspired costume with a detachable light up spine. Created as a demonstration for a workshop I presented at TempleCon on costuming with electronics. This is a work in progress that I’m going to revisit and refine for DragonCon 2018.
The project was created with small, sewable electronics – the LilyTiny Mini from TinyCircuits and Flora NeoPixels. This allowed a really small, thin profile for the spine piece. I ended up using a 12mm coin cell battery holder from Aniomagic (no longer produced) that was the same size as the other components. I’m going to upgrade the project to something that will last a longer portion of the day in the future.
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.