You love NeoPixels, and you love silicone diffusion? Peep this Flexible Silicone Neon-like Skinny NeoPixel LED Strip! OK it’s a bit of a mouthful, but check out the beautiful footage! It looks a lot like a slim strip of neon, but without the need for expensive transformers, glass tubing, inert gasses, or a Las Vegas casino license. They look incredible, are super easy to use, and are a great way to make your projects light up!
The silicone makes for a strong, durable weather-proof casing. While not guaranteed for dunking underwater or long-term outdoor exposure, they’re durable enough for projects that have to survive the outdoors, like cosplay, bike lighting or festival decorations. You can cut this stuff with wire cutters.
You’ll get 1 meter long tube that is sealed at one end, and has a JST SM 3 pin connector in the input. Provide 5V on the power pins, and provide your standard issue NeoPixel (WS281x) data on the third pin – don’t forget to share the ground pin between the 5V power supply and your microcontroller. Boom – you’re glowin’ in style.
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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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