Sister Night NeoPixel Goggles

In this project, we're building NeoPixel goggles inspired by HBO's television series Watchmen. Control the NeoPixel LED animations with a rotary encoder. Display up to four different modes with control like speed, colors and brightness of the NeoPixels. The 3D printed parts fit over costume goggles and snap fit together!

CircuitPython Code

The code was written in Circuit Python so it makes customizing much easier. This project uses the Trinket Adafruit M0 which is one of the tiniest boards supported in CircuitPython. This makes projects easier to maintain because it works like a USB drive so all of your code and libraries are easily accessible.

Wearable Cosplay Goggles

You can actually see through them so they’re safe to wear. The 3D printed covers actually keep the light away from your eyes. An elastic headband makes it much more comfortable to wear and can be adjusted so they’ll stay nice and tight.

Adafruit Parts

Manicured hand holding Trinket M0.
The Adafruit Trinket M0 may be small, but do not be fooled by its size! It's a tiny microcontroller board, built around the Atmel ATSAMD21, a little chip with a lot...
Adafruit LiIon/LiPoly Backpack soldered onto a Pro Trinket, plugged into a solderless breadboard.
If you have an ItsyBitsy or Pro Trinket you probably know it's the perfect little size for a portable project. This LiPoly backpack makes it really easy to do! Instead of wiring 2...
Hand holding NeoPixel Ring with 16 x 5050 RGB LED, lit up rainbow
Round and round and round they go! 16 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 1.75" (44.5mm) outer diameter. The rings are 'chainable' - connect the...
Angled shot of Costume Goggles.
We've got some awesome LED goggle tutorials, and now you want to make your own, right? So pick up a pair of NeoPixel rings and...
1 x Adafruit Trinket M0
Circuit Python Board
1 x 400mAh Battery
3.7V lipo battery
1 x Lipo Backpack
Add-on for Trinkey/ItsyBitsy
2 x Adafruit 16x NeoPixel Ring
NeoPixel ring with 16 NeoPixel RGB LEDs
1 x Rotary Encoder
rotary encoder with extras
1 x Slide Switch
mini on/off switch
1 x Costume Goggles
goggles include strap, lenses and screw-on covers
1 x Silicone Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
1 x USB Cable
USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
1 x Heat Shrink Tubing
Multi-Colored Heat Shrink Pack - 3/32" + 1/8" + 3/16" Diameters

This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 25, 2024.

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