Author Gravatar Image BECKY STERN
Add sound-reactive NeoPixels to your baseball cap! Use our 144-density NeoPixel strip as a wraparound VU meter with a small microphone at the side. The FLORA microcontroller takes input from the mic and sends the LEDs flashing according to the volume in the room!

This intermediate level wearables project requires some precision soldering and sewing. We recommend checking out the following guides before you begin:
You'll have installed the Adafruit Arduino software by now, OR you can program your FLORA directly from your browser using Codebender. Fancy!
For this project you'll need:
The had displays animations based on the audio volume from the microphone, just like the Ampli-Tie. If you're looking for a project that reacts to sound but doesn't require (much) soldering, check it out!

76 eye-blasting pixels adorn the front of the baseball cap design. The small segments of flex strip connected with stranded ribbon cable and the FLORA microcontroller can hang out on the outside or inside of the cap.

The circuit is powered by a 500mAh lipoly battery which is stored in the hat's band at the back of the head.
Last updated on 2015-05-04 at 04.27.44 PM Published on 2014-06-11 at 01.36.25 PM