The NeoPixels on This Hat Are Controlled by a Smartphone! #WearableWednesday
Snazzy wearable from remnis on Hackster.io:
Avnet invited me to the “electronica 2018” in Munich to hold a speech about IoT and NeoPixels. So I thought, wouldn’t it be great if I could finish my speech with presenting a functional project on stage by controlling NeoPixels with a smartphone. Something with a practical, everyday use in home automation?…. Yeah, I got it! A hat! Home automation at its finest… somehow.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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