Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie

After buying the MonkMakes sensor board: https://www.monkmakes.com/mb_sensor/ I decided to upgrade the micro:bit light up hoodie. The lights would now light up the louder it got around me! Here's the final result: https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/922583301059235840 Build The sensor board is very easy to connect using crocodile clips Using 3 different crocodile clips you connect Pin 1 of the … Continue reading Updated: micro:bit sound sensing hoodie


Make: micro:bit controlled indicator jacket

How I Failed I had the idea for this jacket a while ago... I started planning and designing it back in July I had lots of ideas how to make it and kept changing my mind about the best way to make it: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/fail-rgb-led-indicators-for-a-cycling-jacket/ Then I even created the prototype using neopixels, conductive thread and cross … Continue reading Make: micro:bit controlled indicator jacket

MAKE: PROJECT HANOVER – Let there be light

In my previous post I described by online solution to planning in our house: https://lorrainbow.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/make-ordering-chaos/ This post is about the hardware side of the project. The Adafruit RGB Pixel Grid and the Adafruit Tiny Thermal Receipt Printer FAIL - First Attempt In Learning This has been a long hard journey! Some major problems: The pixel … Continue reading MAKE: PROJECT HANOVER – Let there be light