June 11, 2014 AT 2:54 pm

Sound Reactive Baseball Hat with FLORA #WearableWednesday

Add sound-reactive NeoPixels to your baseball cap! Use our 144-density NeoPixel strip as a wraparound VU meter with a small microphone at the side. The FLORA microcontroller takes input from the mic and sends the LEDs flashing according to the volume in the room!

76 eye-blasting pixels adorn the front of the baseball cap design. The small segments of flex strip connected with stranded ribbon cable and the FLORA microcontroller can hang out on the outside or inside of the cap. The circuit is powered by a 500mAh lipoly battery which is stored in the hat’s band at the back of the head.

The had displays animations based on the audio volume from the microphone, just like the Ampli-Tie. If you’re looking for a project that reacts to sound but doesn’t require (much) soldering, check it out!

Learn to build this hat by visiting the complete guide on the Adafruit Learning System!


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