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How-To: Light-Up Angler Fish Embroidery on Shorts

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Wear your deep sea geekery on your sleeve—er, shorts—with this fun light-up angler fish embroidery tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit!

This is a very simple FLORA project with no soldering– a single NeoPixel lights up on an embroidered angler fish on a pair of shorts. The main board is stitched on the front of the design, in the belly of the fish. A snap is used on the fin as a digital switch, triggering a color change in the pixel in the angler’s lure. Follow the circuit diagram to stitch up this circuit, and tuck the battery in the pocket.

Technophobes, take heart: you’ll also find resources for conductive thread, FLORA, and embroidery basics linked right in the tutorial. Head over to Adafruit to see the full how-to!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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