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Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Natasha Dzurny turned out this really cool project for Element 14. In short, she makes a birthday cake shaped display using flexible LED matrixes. Inspired by Lizzo’s birthday anthem, Natasha decided to make a whole party in the shape of a cake. She started with an Arduino Nano 33it and two LED matrixes and ended […]

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A Perfect Circle: An LED “supergroup” Collaborates on the Lux Lavalier

A Perfect Circle: An LED “supergroup” Collaborates on the Lux Lavalier

Mad Season, Cream, Prophets of Rage, the Traveling Wilburys — what do they have in common? Perhaps it’s that you’ve never heard of them, but they are also all supergroups — successful artists teaming up to create something new and exciting. In the world of LEDs, instead of Layne Staley, Tom Morello, and Tom Petty, […]

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A Simple Technique to Add Lights to Masks and Props 

A Simple Technique to Add Lights to Masks and Props 

Buying a mask at the Halloween store is fun, but very few store-bought masks include lights. It’s a good thing we’re makers and can fix that! In this quick tutorial, Natasha from TechnoChic shows how to add a simple circuit to any mask so that it can light the night.  The trick is to create […]

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How To Make Syncronized LED Disney Mouse Ears

How To Make Syncronized LED Disney Mouse Ears

These light-up Mickey Ears show neopixel animations and sync with other ear hats for the ultimate Disney group attire! The sync is made possible with the Micro:bit’s internal radio to broadcast different animation modes. We designed animations to match the attractions across the park so we could really get into the theme of each ride. […]

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This Gorgeous LED Pendant Is A Simple and Elegant Wearable Circuit

This Gorgeous LED Pendant Is A Simple and Elegant Wearable Circuit

When making wearable LED art, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with possibilities. This beautiful pendant shows how the circuit can be simple if the design is beautiful. Charlyn Gonda shared this piece on her blog and I thought it was stunning. Even better than just showing off the beautiful result, she also shared […]

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Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting Air Quality With Awesome Fashion

Detecting air quality certainly sounds important, but also sounds kind of dull. This project from Geeky Faye turns that concept on it’s head with a beautiful piece of fashion. Embedding an air quality sensor and a whole bunch of LEDs in a 3D printed frame, Allie managed to create a stunning display that really catches […]

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Understanding Waves, Pulses, Lights, and Motors

Understanding Waves, Pulses, Lights, and Motors

Learn all the basics of how waves and pulses connect and control various things in the maker toolbox

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