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Issue 18 – HackSpace magazine “3D-printed jacket mod with LEDs” by @SophyWong #Wearables #CircuitPlaygroundExpress #Adafruit @HackSpaceMag @Adafruit @MSMakeCode

Sophy Wong

Issue 18 — HackSpace magazine – a 3D-printed jacket mod with LEDs by designer & maker Sophy Wong.

In our project, we’ll use a simple pattern of extruded hexagons, and make two 3D-printed panels that will be sewn to the back of a jacket. We’ll pattern our pieces directly off the jacket so that they fit perfectly. Translucent filament is a fantastic diffuser for LEDs, so we’ll add some lights to the back of the jacket. We’ll control our LEDs with an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, using its on-board buttons to switch between animations. If you’ve never programmed a microcontroller before, the Circuit Playground Express (CPX) is the perfect place to start. Coding the CPX is simple with MakeCode, an online block-based visual programming tool from Microsoft. The finished piece will be a programmable, 3D-printed LED jacket, fit for your next cyberpunk adventure!

See the entire six page tutorial in Issue 18 of HackSpace MagazinePDF (pages 100 to 105).

 


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