Adafruit’s Punk LED Collar

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Adafruit’s Punk LED Collar


Are you a geek with a punky side? Adafruit has put together a Punk LED Collar kit that might be for you. It takes a cue from the classic spiked collar, but replaces the spikes with LEDs. Ten bulbs adorn the collar, and a built-in potentiometer controls the brightness.
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The kit uses common electronics parts, and they provide a tutorial for the build if you have the parts on hand yourself.

14 thoughts on “Adafruit’s Punk LED Collar

  1. Andy in Tucson says:

    This is soooo not punk.

    1. Michael Colombo says:

      Straight from LadyAda “Because DIY is punk. Complaining on the internet is not punk!”

      1. Andy in Tucson says:

        Yeah, I can just see someone wearing one of these things to a CBGB hardcore matinee back when.

        1. Michael Colombo says:

          Yeah me too. Glad I got to play there before it closed!

  2. Michael Colombo says:

    And why is that ?

  3. faithrivada says:

    Because it’s Cyberpunk! Which is even better. :)

  4. cde says:

    Round leds are not punk. Some time with a sander making those into pointy spikes, then it’s punk.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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