August 13, 2014 AT 12:00 am

Neopixel VU earrings #WearableWednesday

Slickstreamer Neopixel VU earrings wearable arduino adafruit

Thanks to Marcus Olsson for sending in this project! Check out more on his blog here.

This hack was inspired by Adafruit Gemma Hoop Earrings and the first version of the earrings used an accelerometer instead of a microphone to react on the environment. Having trouble to create any good patterns with the accelerometer and found the small INMP401 mic, same as the bracelet use, it was a easy decision to switch to use a mic instead.

I build the earrings with Vesta Schelin

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GEMMA Hoop Earrings: GEMMA jewelry! The bitty board fits perfectly in the center of a NeoPixel ring for flashy hoop earrings or a charming pendant. Read on to build your own!


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