Mike Combs
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RGB LED Ugly Holiday Sweater

NeoPixel RGB LED strips for lights and an RGB LED star made this Arduino programmable holiday sweater fun to tinker with.

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RGB LED Ugly Holiday Sweater

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO
×1
Arduino Proto Shield
Arduino Proto Shield
×1
NeoPixel strip
NeoPixel strip
×1
RGB LED, 5mm
×1
Resistor 470 ohm
×1
Resistor 220 ohm
Resistor 220 ohm
×3
Capacitor 1000 µF
Capacitor 1000 µF
×1

Software apps and online services

Fritzing breadboard, schematic, PCB software
Optional. I used it to document the hardware.

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Adafruit Wire stripper
(generic)
Adafruit Flush diagonal cutters
(generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)

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Schematics

Breadboard and schematic

Use the Fritzing app to view this.

Adafruit protoboard, populated

After I soldered on my resistors and wires, the protoboard looked like this.

Code

Neopixel Christmas Tree

This is the Arduino sketch code to play patterns on the Neopixel tree lights and the RGB tree star.

Credits

Mike Combs

Mike Combs

1 project • 2 followers
My career has been in technology marketing, including networking, cloud, and big data. IOT sparked my interest in hardware.

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