Flora is a wearable tech platform that animates when in use.

Adafruit’s Arduino-compatible wearables platform Flora has been used by Becky Stern to make a motion-activated Sparkle Skirt. The skirt is lit up from within, via 12 color-changing LEDs connected with conductive thread to the Flora main board. An accelerometer senses motion and triggers the LEDs to twinkle any color you like.

There is a full tutorial online for creating clothes that light up when you move. The circuit and code would also work on a hat, a belt buckle, or even a dog collar. It is easy to understand and the sensitivity to motion can be adjusted with just one number.

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