Overview

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.

If a skirt doesn't appeal to you, use this circuit and code on a hat, a belt buckle, and even a blinky dog collar.

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Model photos by John de Cristofaro, construction assistance and modeling by Risa Rose. Hat tip to Bona Kim.
This guide was first published on Apr 24, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 21, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.