Flora-Powered TARDIS Dog Costume

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Flora-Powered TARDIS Dog Costume

Have your Halloween costume ready for this year? How about one for your pet?

Doctor Who fans and dog fans will surely love Adafuit’s Flora-powered TARDIS costume for dogs. With a knit TARDIS sweater for toy dogs purchased on Etsy, a Flora wearable processor and a VS1053 MP3 music player module which plays the sound (found on this site) of the TARDIS from Doctor Who are added in. The project lays flat to make it wearable. A Flora NeoPixel is used for the blinking blue light on the top, and an infrared receiver is added for the ability to mute the sound when wanted, or switch between different audio tracks if set up with more coding.

To keep all the electronics secure in the outfit, you’ll make a 5 inch square bag that you can sew in or secure with velcro, and to protect the wearer, a small inner bag is sewn in. For a full guide, list of the parts you’ll need, diagrams, and codes, you can visit the Adafruit page.

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