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An LED Half Mask built using an Adafruit Gemma M0 and NeoPixels #Gemma #NeoPixels #Adafruit @Hacksterio

Via Reddit and Hackster.io: Redditor l30 built an LED half mask that definitely gets noticed!

This mask started as an airsoft half mask that just covers the nose, mouth, and cheeks. The bulk of the mask is constructed from metal mesh that protects the wearer from airsoft BBs, but doesn’t restrict airflow. It’s also perfect for allowing light from LEDs to shine through. Those are NeoPixel-style WS2812B individually-addressable RGB LEDs, and are controlled by an Adafruit Gemma M0 development board that is intended specifically for wearables projects.

l30 used a total of 53 LEDs, which are arranged to fit the shape of the mask. A thin piece of flexible white plastic was sandwiched between the LEDs and the metal mesh to diffuse the light. Then, the LEDs and the Gemma M0 were covered in a layer of black fabric to protect them and ensure that the mask is comfortable to wear. Finally, three AAA batteries are housed in a battery holder on the strap, and two buttons on the sides of the mask are used to set the brightness and change lighting patterns.

See & read more on Hackster.io. See pictures of the build on imgur here.

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