A Color Sensing Glove That Sends the HEX Code to a Computer Program #wearablewednesday
CMoz shared this project on Instructables! Christine says “Thought I’d drop a suggestion for my project as I’m using Flora for it. I
did 2 versions of code so it can be modified to be used with a Circuit Playground as well. ”
Wouldn’t it be cool to see something on our desk or nearby, a color that we like, and add it directly to our projects on our computer? Now you can!
You can make this hand-worn wearable that uses a color sensor to detect colors from the environment around us. Then it lights up NeoPixels with the color we scanned, and writes the HEX code to an OLED on the glove.
This HEX can then be sent to our computer (with touch input) – directly into what we are working on to add the HEX code for us.
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