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Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA by Tyler Cooper, Becky Stern

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Chapter 6. Intermediate Project: Sparkle Skirt

Make clothing that lights up when you move! This is a sewing (no soldering) FLORA project using 12 color-changing NeoPixels and the FLORA accelerometer/compass module. Spikes in the sensor readings cause the pixels to flash and sparkle. The pixels are sewn to the skirt’s lining and are diffused by the outer layer of fabric, whether it be a sheer overlay or a cutout lace design (Figure 6-1).

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Figure 6-1. Pixels flash in the layers of fabric

If a skirt doesn’t appeal to you, use this circuit and code on a hat, a belt buckle, or even a blinky dog collar. You’ll need these materials (most are shown ...

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