Make your very own programmable NeoPixel goggles with 2 x 16 LED rings and an Adafruit Trinket. It even comes with a rechargeable LiPoly battery and charger. It's a great easy build and when you're done you'll have the coolest accessory.
Follow along with Adafruit's popular Kaleidoscope Eyes tutorial. The pack contains almost everything you need to put a pair of NeoPixel Rings in a pair of costume goggles and power them with an Trinket microcontroller board. The LED rings fit perfectly inside 50mm round goggles and a 3.7v 150mAh battery and a Micro Lipo charger are included so you can run the battery and re-charge it.
These are fairly easy to put together and should take around an hour to make. You'll need some basic soldering and hand tools to install the JST connector on the bottom side of the Trinket and connect your NeoPixel rings. A soldering iron is not inlcuded or solder we sell them in this store and you can find epoxy or hot glue at most DIY/craft stores. The soldering is easy and is possible to do by beginners, its a 1-2 hour project (30 minutes if you are a kit-making expert!) Please check the tutorial page to see what you'll need to complete the project!
You'll also need a classic USB Mini B cable to program the Trinket, we don't include it as people tend to have too many USB cables in their desk drawer, but if you need one, you can get it from us here.
Please note! They look great, but we don't recommend putting the goggles over your eyes when they're all lit up since the lights can be bright and the goggle lenses can be hard to see out of. However, the goggles work great for costumes/accessories when they're put on top of your forehead!
Kit contains :
- 6 inches of Rainbow Ribbon Cable
- 1x Adafruit Trinket - Mini Microcontroller - 5V Logic
- 1x Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 150mAh
- 1x Adafruit Micro Lipo - USB LiIon/LiPoly charger - v1
- 1x JST-PH 2-Pin SMT Right Angle Connector
- 2x NeoPixel Ring - 16 x WS2812 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
- 1x Costume Goggles