Scroll text messages on your bag, jacket, or any other surface, using a Flex NeoPixel Matrix and Flora + Fona!
This guide will show you how to build and test your circuit, upload our sample code to get your project up and running, and then house your project in a fabric pouch that you can sew to a fabric substrate of your choice.
This is a fairly straightforward soldering project, but an intermediate project when you take into account the complexity of the code. If you're an ultra-beginner, this might not be the easiest "first project," but could easily be a great second or third.
Before you begin this project, take a look at the following prerequisite guides:
To build this project, you will need the following parts and tools:
- Flora microcontroller
- Fona cellular module (Fona 808 and 3G will also work) with SIM card
- GSM antenna
- Flexible 8x32 NeoPixel Matrix (dotstar matrices will work too with slight code and wiring adjustments)
- 2500mAh lipoly battery
- 26 gauge silicone-coated stranded wire in various colors
- soldering iron and tools
- E6000 adhesive
- Velcro tape
- Sewing machine (optional but convenient)