We take a look back at this 2018 project from Sparkfun. With temperatures hitting record lows this winter, why not warm your ears with these cute light-up earmuffs.
In this project, we’ll create a wearable pair of heated earmuffs with decorative addressable LEDs. These earmuffs are embedded with a Pro Micro 5v, two heating pads, and four rings of WS2812 addressable LEDs, or ‘Neopixels’. This project is designed to keep the user extra warm while still looking stylish.
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.