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New Guide: NeoPixel Spats with Gemma and MakeCode

Make a set of roaring 20s costume spats with this new tutorial from Erin St Blaine.   This is a fairly easy project that requires some light soldering and sewing.

Adorn your gams with a Gemma M0 and a Hotsy-Totsy strand of blinkers. The fellas will turn their heads as you strut by like a daisy in the Cat’s Pajamas. You’ll need a soldering iron, a sewing machine and a bit of pizazz.  Dizzy them up with some drag-and-drop coding over at MakeCode, and you’ll soon be lousy with lookers.

Savvy?

See the full build tutorial on the Adafruit Learning System: https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixel-spats/overview

 


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