Custom NeoPixel Apparel
In this project, we’re making a light up hat with bluetooth controlled NeoPixels. We took this on our recent trip to Disney World and just floored the cast members and park goers.
This is a really fun project for folks just getting started with electronics. This guide will show you how to add a NeoPixel strip to a hat and wire up the electronics.
Bluetooth Controlled NeoPixels
The Adafruit Bluefruit nRF52840 has everything you need to add BLE to your projects. You can remotely control NeoPixels using the Bluefruit LE app for iOS or Android.
BLE Remote Control
In this project, we’ll use the color picker and the control pad to trigger different animations. You can also use an Apple Watch to remotely control the NeoPixels from your wrist. This can be really handy for those times you might not be able to pull out a mobile device.
Walk through these guides to get familiar with Circuit Python, Bluefruit and NeoPixels.
- Snapback Adjustable Hat – Black/Gray
- Adafruit nRF52840 Feather
- 500mAh Battery
- Mini Skinny NeoPixel Strip 60 per meter
- Flush diagonal cutters
- Wire Strippers
- Helping Third Hands
- PCB Stickvise
- 3-pin JST cable - Female
- 3-pin JST cable - Male
- 4 Wires Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable
- Rainbow Crystals for NeoPixels