Technology Wearables
Build a NeoPixel Ninja Mask with Particle Photon


Light up the night with this super stylish LED mask. It can provide both anonymity and draw a crowd at the same time!

Built by Anthony Ngu, it uses 2 meters of 60 LEDs/meter NeoPixel strips, a battery pack, and a particle photon. In his tutorial on he walks you through the construction as well as the programming of the mask. He has shared the code to replicate his patterns as well.

As you can see, it doesn’t have to be difficult to build some cool flashy wearables. Anthony points out that he likes the particle photon for wearables in particular because he can reprogram it wirelessly, so no need to open up his enclosure and connect physically to a computer.

If you’re interested in getting started building wearables with the particle photon, you should get our beginner kit from Barnes & Noble.


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