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From Team partyanimals: Salma Mayorquin, Terry Rodriguez on Hackster.io:
This is a very simple project you can wire together and make you the life of the party.
For this project, we need a small board that is portable, requires minimal power, and can handle powering all the fairy light LED strings. We found that a Light Blue Bean is a great board for this use case. It has a small rechargeable lithium ion battery already soldered on to keep the board powered and plenty of analog/digital pins to control each section. If you need to power it for a long time, it is easy to carry a battery pack like this one to plug in and charge.
As mentioned, you’ll need plenty of string LEDs, enough to cover your entire body. We got three of the string LEDs listed in the components list above in green, yellow, and red.
You’ll also need plenty of thread and wire to attach the lights to fabric and connect all the sections together.
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