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What happens when you relish the power of the Xmen’s Dazzler with today’s microcontroller technology? Why, the Dazzler bracelet is born, of course. The Dazzler bracelet combines the power of light organs and microcontrollers to create one wicked bracelet that responds to sound by giving off a sweet light show.

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Maker Michael Barretta was looking to give his girlfriend the gift of her life (well, without having to buy her a ring) and decided to make her a gift that reflected her favorite superhero: Dazzler. The Dazzler turns sound into light,  so, Barretta got to thinking about how he could harness that power.

GEMMA on board!

GEMMA on board!

Baretta decided to kick it old school and bring back a technology that has been long forgotten – light organs. Light, or color, organs are a simple technology that causes light to pulse in tune with the frequency and intensity of sound. Combine this technology and Adafruit’s GEMMA microcontroller inside of a DIY bracelet and folks you’ve got yourself one kickass birthday present.

Exploded Diagram

Exploded Diagram

Barretta calls his creation the Dazzler bracelet. Using an Adafruit GEMMA microcontroller, Microphone Breakout Board, NeoPixel RGB LED strips and LiPo battery, the maker created a bracelet that illuminates neon lights in tune with dubstep.

Needless to say, his girlfriend loved it, but Barretta better come up with another bright idea for a present before Christmas or even Santa won’t be able to save him. That’s the problem isn’t it… set the bar higher and higher like this!

You can do the same… Head over to Thingiverse and get on it. She/he will love it.

 

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