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Scarf Changes Color To Match Every Outfit

DIY electronics allow you to make your own adaptable accessories.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on May 29, 2013. @greenidealism

The Chameleon Scarf is an adaptable piece of clothing that uses a color sensor to change its appearance depending on what its owner is wearing at any given time.

Available from Adafruit – a platform encouraging fun and straightforward DIY electronics projects – it only requires a few simple components such as a 12 color-changing LED and a color sensor. Most of the projects on the site are built off of Adafruit’s wearable electronics platform called FLORA.

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Designed it from the ground up to deliver a seamless experience to the hackers, crafters, artists, designers and engineers on the site, it has built-in USB support and doesn’t require any special cables or extra parts for programming. FLORA is ideal for beginners as well, being difficult to destroy by connecting a battery backwards or connecting a battery that would normally damage the system’s circuits.

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Chameleon Scarf

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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