I’ve challenged myself and the #makered chat folks to build an ugly sweater for Tuesday’s #makered chat. I’m hoping I can knock this out in a couple of hours, so you’ll see more on this later today. First things first, you need to gather materials. For this project, I’m using the following:
- Long-sleeved Christmas themed shirt (not as ugly as I’d hoped, but hey, it will do.)
- Flora GPS kit. I probably won’t use the GPS module, but will use the Neopixels
- Conductive thread
- Battery pack
Things I wish I had:
Here’s my plan of action:
Using alligator clips, connect 3 neopixels and program the Flora to have the 3 lights blink in a pattern, perhaps with delay time. Once I have the connections and programming worked out, I will arrange the lights and begin sewing them onto the shirt. My plan is to put the Flora on the underside and the lights on the front. That’s a little more challenging from a sewing standpoint, so we’ll see how that works out. I’m not the greatest of seamstresses. Check back in a couple of hours to see the progress.