3D printed NinjaFlex Electronic Fashion
Light up the night with soft, flexible, glowing spikes! Use GEMMA and NeoPixel strip together with NinjaFlex 3D printing filament to get this cyberpunk look.
Light-Activated Pixel Heart
Wear your heart on your... lapel!
Make a light-activated circuit that animates on when you remove your jacket.
Reebok CheckLight Teardown
A look inside!
Learn what parts make this sports activity impact indicator work!
NeoPixel Ring Clock
Keep time with FLORA
Whether you mount it on your wall, stand it on your desk, or wear it around your neck, this NeoPixel ring clock will keep your time fresher than the crisper drawer.
Wear a crown of LEDs for your birthday or prom!
GEMMA and free-wired NeoPixels adorn your head, built on a 3D-printed hair band. Build a pixel tiara to complete your birthday or prom look. This simple soldering project requires some precision wire work, perfect for anyone with some jewelry-making experience.
Washing Wearable Electronics
Rub-a-dub-dub, FLORA in the tub
Tips and methods for laundering your DIY wearable electronics projects
Shine Activity Monitor Teardown
Misfit Wearables' waterproof metal monitor
Take a look inside the Shine! Find out what chips are under the hood and how they make a waterproof metal device that still lets light shine out.
NeoPixel Ring Bangle Bracelet
Pixel ring bling
Build a sparkly accessory to wear to the finest party! Four NeoPixel Rings and GEMMA make a delicate 64-LED bangle bracelet to display wavy and sparkling animations.
Fitbit Force Teardown
Chock full of sensors & goodies
See the anatomy of the Fitbit Force, a wireless activity monitor wristband, crammed full of tiny electronics.
Cell Phone Charging Purse
Inductive charging handbag
Mod your purse to charge your phone! Install an inductive charging coil in the bottom of a handbag or backpack, then wire up the other half to an AC adapter and charge your phone wherever you stash your bag!
EL wire speed project
Light up the night with a glowing hooded sweatshirt using EL wire. Perfect for Halloween or Burning Man!
EL Wire Animal Masks
Make a glowing impression on Halloween
Create a wire frame mask on a bike helmet! Great for parades, Burning Man, or any time you want to get noticed in the dark.
Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup
Wear a constellation with NeoPixels & GEMMA
Wear some space on your face and be a constellation for Halloween! This galaxy makeup is inspired by the Cassiopeia constellation and uses five FLORA NeoPixels to light up the night sky across your forehead, affixed with liquid latex. GEMMA and a coincell battery back reside on a hair clip and run the pixels in any color you choose.
Superhero Power Plant
Inspired by Iron Man's Arc Reactor!
Channel your inner Tony Stark and build a wearable glowing reactor using some laser-etched parts and GEMMA, Adafruit's super tiny wearable electronics platform.
The latest from Adafruit's kegerator
Team Adafruit is augmenting our kegerator to talk to the internet. More features being added every week!
FLORA NeoGeo Watch
LED ring GPS navigation and timekeeping
Keep time in style with a watch that also guides you home! Use the FLORA GPS and a NeoPixel ring to make a smart watch in a leather cuff with clock, compass, and wayfinding modes.
GEMMA Hoop Earrings
NeoPixel Ring Bling
Use GEMMA, a tiny round wearable microcontroller, to build a pair of LED hoop earrings or ring-shaped pendant with animating, color-changing light.
Inside the Bluetooth crash sensor
The ICEdot crash sensor monitors affixes to your bike helmet and monitors for impacts. It pairs with your phones and an online service that can notify your emergency contacts with your location if you get hurt. We wanted to check out the tech that makes this safety wearable perform.
Carry your files in style
Store your treasured family photos or important medical records safely around your neck-- make a USB locket!
Firewalker LED Sneakers
Burn up the dance floor in these red-hot kicks!
Mod a pair of sneakers to light up when you walk! A velostat step sensor paired with NeoPixel strip and FLORA make for bright strides.
LED Ribbon Shoes
Make your toes twinkle!
Brighten up your kicks with some LED ribbon! This easy craft project shows how to mod a pair of shoes and also how to reconnect bare ribbon to a spare battery case.
Glowing Skullcandy Headphones Mod
Add sweet LEDs to your earphones!
Use 14 FLORA NeoPixels to light up your headphones! Follow along to mod a pair of white Skullcandy headphones to flash with colorful patterns.
Cynaps Bone Conduction Headset Teardown
Inside the ears-free bluetooth headset
The Cynaps bone conduction headset plays audio through vibrating your skull! We opened one up to find out how it works.
Experimenting with NeverWet + Electronics
Circuits under water and more!
We tried out Rustoleum's NeverWet spray-on hydrophobic coating on some Adafruit electronics-- don't try this at home!
Punk LED Collar
Studded leather choker with LEDs
Add some electro- to your punk with a spiky choker studded with gum drop sized LEDs! Easy circuit comes together quickly with a little soldering.
Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears Teardown
The Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears by NeuroSky detect fluctuations in brain wave activity to twitch and wiggle a pair of fuzzy cat ears atop your head, visually indicating your attention level. We decided to take them apart to see how they work!
Heart Rate Badge
Wear your heart on your sleeve!
Display the rhythm of your beating heart with this compact beating heart badge! It wirelessly receives beats from the Polar heart rate sensor worn around the ribcage. Two styles!
Go inside the NeuroDreamer Sleep Mask
The NeuroDreamer Sleep Mask by Cornfield Electronics is a meditation device that flashes colored lights at your eyelids and plays brainwave beats for your ears to help you fall asleep, have lucid dreams, or for meditation. We decided to open one up to see the details of its construction and figure out how it works.
Solar Charging Handbag
Put a solar LiPoly MintyBoost on any bag
Soak up some rays and charge your phone at the same time by building your own solar charging circuit for your favorite tote.
Citi Bike Helmet
Navigation & visibility with FLORA!
LEDs integrated into this unique style helmet help navigate you to the nearest Citi Bike docking station while keeping you visible on the road. Uses a FLORA GPS and accelerometer/compass!
Golf-improving wearable, taken apart
Find out what makes the SensoGlove detect squeeze of each finger, datasheets included!
Pac Man Pixel Suspenders
Add color-changing LEDs to a pair of suspenders and hold your pants up in style.
EL Wire Hair Accent
Electrify your ensemble with this easy EL-trimmed hair bow!
Changes color to match!
Stitch up this ruffly light-up scarf with the Adafruit FLORA Color Sensor and match the color of the light to any outfit.
Glowing Star Chuck Taylor Sneakers
Pumped up kicks
Mod your Converse sneakers with EL panel!
Light-Up Angler Fish Embroidery
Deep sea stitching with FLORA
Make this simple circuit with a single glowing lure on a menacing embroidered angler fish and dress up your shorts for summer!
Stitch a circuit that lights up when you move
Add LED pixels to a layered skirt, and use a FLORA motion sensor to trigger it to twinkle when you dance.
Light up your favorite origami forms with this easy tutorial! We'll show you how to make a frog and lotus glow as they float on transparent conductive ITO, and also to install an onboard battery for more portable fun. No soldering required!
Plush Game Controller
Capacitive touch sensing with conductive fabric & Flora
Build a classic game controller with Flora! The microcontroller's native USB support allows it to act like a keyboard, and conductive fabric makes great capacitive touch sensors-- add them up for a oversize plush toy controller that actually works!
Candle Flicker Hair Bow
Super simple wearable sparkle
Add a twinkling accent to your updo with this soft circuit hair bow! This is the perfect beginner project in wearables, appropriate for kids and adults alike.
LED Sewing Kit
Stitch a glowing circuit with conductive thread
Add LED accents to textile projects with Adafruit's LED Sewing Kit! Learn more about this kit, test your components, and get project ideas in this guide!
LED Gummy Candies
Gum drop LEDs you can actually eat!
Ever look at a pile of 10mm LEDs and think "mmm, they look just like gumdrops!" These LED gummy candies are so realistic they'll have your friends fooled at first, then delighted that they are actually edible (and delicious). This tutorial covers the basics of food-safe silicone mold making and provides a recipe for gummy candies you can make at home.
Wearable VU meter necktie with Flora
Make your necktie light up like a VU meter! This Flora project uses the Electret Microphone Amplifier to trigger 16 Flora NeoPixels sewn with conductive thread along the length of the tie.
Flora Lux Sensor
Wearable luminosity sensing!
Add light-reactive sensing to your wearable Flora project with this high precision Lux sensor!
Laser Custom Stamps
Create your own rubber stamp on a laser cutter!
Create your own rubber stamp on a laser cutter! Perfect for hackerspace passports, outgoing packages, and other fun stuff.
Flora Brake Light Backpack
Pixel-riffic motorcycle visibility
Improve your visibility on your motorcycle by installing an LED pixel display inside your backpack! This weather-resistant project uses a Flora and accelerometer to auto-detect braking and uses a simple wireless module to trigger turn signal animations.
Wearable 3-axis motion + compass
Add motion and direction sensing to your wearable Flora project with this high precision 3-axis Accelerometer+Compass sensor. Inside are two sensors, one is a classic 3-axis accelerometer, which can tell you which direction is down towards the Earth (by measuring gravity) or how fast the board is accelerating in 3D space. The other is a magnetometer that can sense where the strongest magnetic force is coming from, generally used to detect magnetic north. By combining this data you can then orient yourself.
Wearable Piezo Tones with Flora
Make your clothes play a song
It's super easy and quick to make this Flora wearable music maker! Learn to activate a piezo transducer to play tones of different frequencies, then attach it to your clothes.
Capacitive Touch with Conductive Fabric & Flora
Soft, wearable touch sensing!
Learn to hook up some pads of conductive fabric to Flora as capacitive touch pads using the Capsense library for Arduino.
Flora GPS Jacket
Modify your coat to sense your location with Flora! Whether acting like a beacon to your favorite coffee shop or a warning to help enforce your restraining order, this jacket lights up when it gets within range of GPS coordinates set by you.
Sewing with steel!
Use conductive thread to connect components in your next wearable electronics project. Learn to work with this tricky material with techniques that merge sewing and technology.
Easily removable snap-on Flora!
Solder snaps to your Flora to make it easily removable! Perfect for frequently washed or weather-exposed wearables-- also makes it easy to snap off and hand your Flora to your curious friends!
A tiny television neutralizer
The most wearable TV-B-Gone yet! Use freehand wiring with solder to whip up this pin capable of shutting off most television sets. Craft your own fabric ornament to match any outfit.
FLORA Pixel Brooch
Maxiumum blinken, no soldering!
Use freehand wiring to connect up some RGB pixels for a multicolor light-up brooch!
Furby 2012 Teardown
What's inside this hot toy?
There are a lot of fun sensors and interesting mechanics inside the new 2012 Furby, so we thought we'd take it apart and look inside.
Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixels
Addressable, chainable, delectable!
Add multicolored LEDs to your wearables project with these easy-to-use chainable RGB pixels.
Getting Started with FLORA
Adafruit's Wearables Platform
Dig into wearable electronics with FLORA! Follow this guide first to get up and running.
Flora Wearable GPS
Our Ultimate GPS-- for wearable electronics!
Add a GPS location data to your wearable project with this locative member of the Adafruit Flora series.
Solderless RGB LED Clips
Hook up RGB LED strip easily and without soldering! These clips make it super simple to affix two strips together, either with an extension or a coupler, and third option allows easy connection to a power supply and controller.
Skill Badge Sash
Make a cool sash to display your maker skill badges!
Make a place to collect all of your badges for modern technological skills. Print out the pattern and sew up your very own hacker scouts sash.
Stitches are like pixels
So you want to learn cross stitch! Cross stitch is the process of turning a grid of pixels into a stitched masterpiece with tiny Xs in colored floss.
Turn an old laptop bag into geek-chic
Tote your Thinkpad and port your Apple in style with our custom TRON-inspired laptop bag tutorial. With a little soldering and sewing skills you can have your own light up satchel, sure to impress geeky friends. So grab your sewing needle and soldering iron and follow along!
Hacking the Brother KH-930e knitting machine
This tutorial covers how to talk to a computerized knitting machine. Once the interface cable is made, we can create cool custom patterns and load them from a computer!
GPS Dog Collar
Track how far you've walked your dog!
Make sure your dog gets her daily exercise by tracking your walks with a GPS dog collar! Use Adafruit's Ultimate GPS breakout along with a 32u4 board and OLED display wrapped in a flower made of ribbon to get a head's up on your walking progress.
Embed an RFID card in your iPhone
While your CharlieCard or other RFID card won't fit inside your iPhone, it's mainly the plastic that's in the way. Here we'll show you how to dissolve away the plastic and still reliably read the tag from under the backplate on your iPhone.
LED Bicycle Handlebars
Super bright onboard lights
Add a strip of LEDs to your bicycle handlebars for extra visibility and fun at night. This easy project requires only a few parts and very little soldering.
Papercraft resistor calculator!
We’re excited to share this Resistor Helper you can download and make yourself. It’s the newest tool in our Circuit Playground family– when you can’t get to your iPhone or iPad, use paper! One side helps you read 4-band types and the other side takes care of 5-band types.
Run a workshop with EL wire, tape, & panel!
Learn some tips, tricks, and extras that will have a whole classroom of students making working EL wire/tape/panel projects in just a few hours.
RFID language learning toy with sound
Create a speaking flash card game with Adafruit's wave shield and NFC/RFID shield for Arduino inside a box made to look like a yellow fish - a nod to Douglas Adams.