Guides for product: Flora RGB Smart NeoPixel version 2 - Pack of 4

What's a wearable project without LEDs? Our favorite part of the Flora platform is these tiny smart pixels. Designed specifically for wearables, these updated Flora NeoPixels have ultra-cool technology: these ultra-bright LEDs have a constant-current driver cooked right into the LED package! The pixels are chainable - so you only need 1 pin/wire to control as many LEDs as you like. They're easy to sew, and the chainable design means no crossed threads.

This is the second version of the Flora NeoPixels, which runs at at 'high speed' 800KHz communication. Unfortunately they are not back-compatible with the chip-on-back 'low speed' (400KHz) Flora NeoPixels. If you have a project that already uses low speed pixels, and you want to attach more pixels to the chain, you will need to purchase version 1's as these are not cross-compatible.

These pixels have full 24-bit color ability with PWM taken care of by the controller chip. Since the LED is so bright, you need less current/power to get the effects you want. The driver is constant current so its OK if your battery power changes or fluctuates a little.

Each pixel draws as much as 60mA (all three RGB LEDs on for full brightness white). In theory, the Flora can drive up to 500 pixels at 30 FPS (it will run out of RAM after that). However, after about 10 pixels (or if the distance between pixels is more than an inch or two) the resistance of the thread can affect the power supply. For large quantities of pixels over 10, you may want to consider using stranded core wire or copper braid to provide a "power bus" for the pixels - the current draw will add up fast!

Each order comes with 4 individually controllable pixels. If you want a bunch of LEDs, consider getting a sheet of 20 to save some money!













Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2 - Pack of 4 (17:23)

Addressable, chainable, delectable!
Sewable NeoPixels
51
Beginner
Maxiumum blinken, no soldering!
FLORA Pixel Brooch
17
Beginner
Wearable VU meter necktie with Flora
LED Ampli-Tie
74
Intermediate
Stitch a circuit that lights up when you move
Sparkle Skirt
85
Intermediate
Deep sea stitching with FLORA
Light-Up Angler Fish Embroidery
9
Intermediate
Changes color to match!
Chameleon Scarf
54
Intermediate
Blinken-braces!
Pac Man Pixel Suspenders
21
Intermediate
Wear your heart on your sleeve!
Heart Rate Badge
25
Beginner
Convert color to music with a wave of your finger.
PianoGlove
22
Intermediate
Circuits under water and more!
Experimenting with NeverWet + Electronics
15
Beginner
Add sweet LEDs to your earphones!
Glowing Skullcandy Headphones Mod
18
Intermediate
Everything you always wanted to know about Adafruit NeoPixels but were afraid to ask
Adafruit NeoPixel Überguide
536
Beginner
Introducing Adafruit's mini wearable microcontroller
Introducing Gemma
60
Beginner
Analyzing audio signals with Teensy 3.0
FFT: Fun with Fourier Transforms
46
Beginner
Inspired by Iron Man's Arc Reactor!
Superhero Power Plant
77
Intermediate
Add sound reactive color to your tunes.
Trinket Sound-Reactive LED Color Organ
58
Beginner
Wear a constellation with NeoPixels & GEMMA
Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup
33
Beginner
Make your own awesome wireless MIDI controller guitar for rocking out
3D Printed Wireless MIDI Controller Guitar
13
Beginner
Combine Gemma & 3D printing for your very own glowy wearables project
3D Printed LED Buckle
17
Beginner
Build a model TARDIS or dress your pet as one with this wearable-scale project
Flora-Powered TARDIS Costume (for Dogs!)
5
Intermediate
Make glowy buttons for apparel
NeoPixel Coat Buttons
32
Beginner
Rub-a-dub-dub, FLORA in the tub
Washing Wearable Electronics
27
Intermediate
Wear a crown of LEDs for your birthday or prom!
NeoPixel Tiara
55
Beginner
Wear your heart on your... lapel!
Light-Activated Pixel Heart
19
Beginner