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For more on microcontrollers and wearables, check out Make: Volume 43. Don't have this issue? Get it in the Maker Shed.

For more on microcontrollers and wearables, check out Make: Volume 43.
Don’t have this issue? Get it in the Maker Shed.

Want to rock big animations on your LED wearables? There’s an easy way to download animated GIFs onto a 16×16 RGB LED matrix using Processing software, Arduino, and the Teensy microcontroller. We designed this project for our new MeU Square matrix but you can use it with any home-built NeoPixel LED grid. We’ve made it easy — all the required code and libraries are on our Github page at github.com/MeULEDs.

Check out our YouTube video on how to do it, then follow along with the step-by-step instructions below.