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Converse Beacon

Hack your Chucks to bring the weather forecast to your feet, with Neopixels and a Bluetooth LE device to relay weather data from your phone.

IntermediateFull instructions provided4 hours6,386
Converse Beacon

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Adafruit Flora
Adafruit Flora Wearable Bluefruit LE Module
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 500mAh
Adafruit Micro Lipo - USB LiIon/LiPoly charger - v1
NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED
Adafruit NeoPixel Ring: WS2812 5050 RGB LED

Software apps and online services

Adafruit Blue
IFTTT - Adafruit Channel

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Adjustable 30W 110V soldering iron - XY-258 110V
Soldering iron stand
Solder Wire - 60/40 Rosin Core - 0.5mm/0.02" diameter - 50 grams
Multi-size wire stripper & cutter
Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Wire - 2m 30AWG White
Using several colors of wire will make things easier. We wound up using four colors.
Sewing kit
Many good options are out there - this is just one example.
E6000 craft adhesive
Krazy glue
Velcro strips


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Custom parts and enclosures

Plastic case for Beacon

STL file for 3D-printing the cover


Flora to Bluefruit

Ensure all wires are soldered to the correct pads.

Flora to NeoPixels

Ensure all wires are soldered to the correct pads.


Beacon repo




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