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Here is a more durable cotton fabric face mask for adults. The masks are lightweight, breathable, and constructed with 3 layers of cotton for comfortable protection.
As they are fabric, these masks should be routinely machine-washed depending on the frequency of use according to the CDC. Use the warmest water setting on the machine. You can either air or machine dry. Please check this document for information on how to put on and safely remove a surgical-style mask.
We dig the sleek lines and satisfying heft of this aluminum case. Handsomely designed and thoughtfully constructed with a built-in heat sink, this Flirc enclosure boasts both form and function. The sides are aluminum, and the top and bottom are soft silicone for a nice and easy-to-clean case that looks great next to your A/V system and also lets WiFi signals through.
These are the smallest NeoPixel breakouts around! Tiny, bright RGB+White pixels to your project. These little PCBs are only 9.1mm x 9.1mm and have two sets of three pads on the back for soldering wires. These ultra-bright LEDs have a constant-current driver cooked right into the LED package! The pixels are chainable – so you only need 1 pin/wire to control as many LEDs as you like.
These pixels have full 32-bit color ability (24 bits RGB and then 8 bits of white) with PWM taken care of by the controller chip. Since the LED is so bright, you need less current/power to get the effects you want. The driver is constant current so it’s OK if your battery power changes or fluctuates a little.
The strips come in a 1-meter reel with three 30cm long wires connected to a JST PH 3-pin plug. The other end is sealed. The wires are even nicely color-coded: black for ground, green for signal, red for 3-5VDC power. We use SK6812 LEDs on these strips so you don’t need an inline resistor and they work down to 3V logic+power.
NeoPixels are addressable LEDs. That means, there are 30 RGB LEDs per meter and the strip is a full meter long so you get 30 individually-controlled RGB LEDs! You can set the color of each LED’s red, green and blue component with 8-bit PWM precision (so 24-bit color per pixel). The LEDs are controlled by shift-registers that are chained up down the strip so you can shorten the strip if you like by cutting it. Only 1 digital output pin are required to send data down. The PWM is built into each LED-chip so once you set the color you can stop talking to the strip, and it will continue to PWM all the LEDs for you
Here at Adafruit we love discovering new and exotic glowing things. Like moths to the flame, we were intrigued by these ‘chip on board’ ultra-flexible white LED Strips with 320 SMT LEDs per meter, soldered side-by-side, and diffused with a silicone epoxy! They look a lot like neon or incandescent tubing or maybe really-nice EL wire, but without the need for expensive transformers, glass tubing, or inert gasses.
Unlike pixel-dot strips these lights have a continuous, pure light source, and unlike our ‘Neon’ tubing, they’re much thinner and more flexible. (but don’t have a chunky diffused look)
They are extremely flexible and bendy, this particular strip features a Warm White non-addressable LED strip with a solid chunk of translucent silicone rubber as a diffuser on top of the LEDs and then encased in a sealed silicone tube that can be cut away. They look incredible, and 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. They’re not guaranteed for dunking underwater or long-term outdoor exposure but they’re durable enough for projects that have to survive the outdoors, like costumes, bike lighting, or festival decorations. Plus, with the adhesive backing, you can stick it where you please.
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