New Guide: Hanukkah Menorah Sweater with Interactive Lights
Are you tired of being the only one at the holiday party without a fabulously loud holiday sweater? Never fear. Now you can make your own Hanukkah Menorah sweater with interactive light-up candles, to outshine all those Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Even better: this sweater is interactive! Touch the middle candle to “magically” light each of the other candles in sequence. This is a fun beginner guide with no soldering or sewing required. The code is done in Microsoft MakeCode, with drag-and-drop code blocks that make customization easy. It looks like a really fun project to do with kids — you can make sweaters for the whole family.
From the guide:
The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.
Late December marks the holiday season for much of the world. Seasonal songs, tree decorating and gift-giving seem to dominate the landscape. Everyone at the company Holiday party is decked out in their favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater, laughing in their red and green as Santa’s booming Ho, Ho, Ho drowns out every other sound.
Here’s an opportunity for all the Jewish folks to light up the holidays in their own style. Add NeoPixels and a Gemma M0 to your handmade Menorah sweater, and be the life of the party. Touch the center shamash candle to light all eight Hanukkah candles, and celebrate each magical night with your family and friends.
This is an easy beginner project – just perfect for crafting together with your kids this Holiday season. There’s no soldering or sewing required. Use our drag-and-drop code, or dig in and learn to create your own colors and sequences. Make one for everyone in your family and for the perfect Hanukkah family photo.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.