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Gemma Neopixel jacket
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Gemma Neopixel jacket

by cameraready on Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:00 pm

I just finished my first wearable project. I built it to add some visibility to my workout jacket for the winter months. Although I think I might have overdone it a bit with 10 neopixels. I'm tweaking the programming to limit the number of pixels on so it doesn't blind anyone coming up behind me.

Originally I was going to just sew the neopixels to the jacket but then I decided to use a separate piece of fabric so it could be removed for cleaning. Plus it would allow me to change jackets depending on how cold it might get.

Prepping the supply thread
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I followed the guide from the neopixel suspenders for sewing the positive and ground leads. Then I hand stitched the data line between each pixel. I left a small pocket behind the Gemma and stitched the battery in to secure it.

Complete panel
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I used some safety pins to hold it to the back of the jacket. Now I just need to adjust the programming so it's not too bright.

Finished jacket
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Re: Gemma Neopixel jacket

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:58 am

Nice work! Well done.

Although I think I might have overdone it a bit with 10 neopixels.

Not necessarily. Research in conspicuity (yup, that's a word) generally shows that lower intensity light distributed over a wider area is more conspicuous than smaller brighter points of light.

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