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New Guide: NeoPixel Badge Lanyard with BlueFruit

If you’re heading to a convention or conference this summer and you want to stand out, check out our latest tutorial from Erin St. Blaine: make a bluetooth controllable LED glowing badge lanyard. Hang your badge with style and control the colors and animations with your smart phone.  From the guide:

Get noticed and stand out at the convention with this DIY light-up badge lanyard. Control the color and brightness with your phone over Bluetooth (BLE) with the Adafruit BlueFruit app. This is a great conversation starter on its own. Pair it with a PyBadge for extra geek points, or make a lanyard for everyone on your team and control ALL the colors. Make it red when you’re running late, green when you’re ready to network, and indigo when it’s time to relax with a cold drink.

This is an easy-to-assemble project that requires a little light soldering and some drag-and-drop code. Most of the work is already done for you!

This is the easiest time I’ve ever had setting up a Bluetooth-to-microcontroller connection. Get the software installed and .. it just works.  Hooray!

Head over to the Adafruit Learning system for the full tutorial:

https://learn.adafruit.com/bluetooth-neopixel-badge-lanyard/overview


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