Issue 18 – HackSpace magazine has a great spread on Sophy Wong’s Laser-cut jewellery.
Jewellery should be shiny by default – but what if you could make it light up? That’s exactly what Sophy Wong has done here, with this bijou collection of NeoPixel costume jewellery. Each of these pieces is controlled by an Adafruit Gemma M0, and coded in CircuitPython, with the jewellery itself laser-cut out of thin maple and acrylic – or whatever else you have hanging around in your local makerspace.
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.