Turn your room into a night club with these sound-reactive lights

This Maker installed 12 meters of FLORA-driven NeoPixels to his apartment for a lighting system like no other.  If you’re having a hard time deciding on which of the excellent (?) candidates to vote for this election cycle, perhaps Charlie Gorichanaz’s sound-reactive room lighting will swing your opinion. He doesn’t appear to actually be running for office, […]

Watch-a got for today’s weather forecast? 

The Weather Watch monitors air pressure and temperature to provide its wearer with the forecast.  If you want to know the weather, but care more about geeky style than accuracy, this wrist-mounted watch might be a good project for you. As creator “AgentMess” puts it, “It is obvious that the device cannot obtain the accuracy of established forecast […]

This giant LED thermometer scarf shows the temp outside

With this scarf, you’ll never have to wonder how cold it is when you step outside. Winter is well underway in some parts of the country, and if you have to head out into the frigid air, you’ll probably want a comfy scarf around your neck. But what about an accessory that not only keeps you warm, but looks and […]

This may be the techiest Christmas sweater ever

Be the talk of your next holiday party with this epic sweater. Got an old, ugly sweater hanging in your closet? Or just an old one in general? Well, now you can breathe new life into the out-of-date garment with the help of a few MCUs and LEDs. That’s exactly what UK-based Makerspace fizzPOP along with electronics retailer Maplin has done. The […]

Rewind: 2015 is the year the Maker Movement went mainstream

Look ma, I’m on TV! Just in case you needed any more proof that the Maker Movement has gone mainstream, here’s a quick look at five times Atmel-based projects got some TV love this year. Jimmy Fallon An Arduino Uno (ATmega328) was the unexpected guest on “The Tonight Show” in April when 14-year-old Sahar Khashayar had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show off her project, […]

Netflix Socks pause shows when you fall asleep

Netflix Socks detect when you’ve dozed off and send a signal to your TV, automatically pausing your show.  How many times have you turned on a movie or prepared to binge-watch a TV series, only to doze off halfway through? Good news: that may be a thing of the past, thanks to Netflix. The company has created […]

This DIY meter will measure your creativity

Transmission is a creativity measurement system comprised of a wristband and a desktop LED display. Ask any Maker or engineer, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: it’s too easy to get stuck overthinking your ideas and letting your wheels turn without making any progress on the task at hand. It’s crucial for us to get out of […]

This glowing LED dress is magical

One Maker has created a FLORA-powered, Disney-inspired dress that magically twinkles and changes colors as she twirls. Like something straight out of a Disney tale, Erin St. Blaine has put together quite the magical fairy ensemble for her community’s recent electric lights parade. The Maker’s fiber optic Snow Fairy Costume employs Adafruit’s Pixie 3W LEDs, which are around 20 times as bright as a NeoPixel […]

Adafruit introduces the Feather 32U4 Basic Proto

Adafruit hopes that the Feather will become a new standard for portable microcontroller cores. Remember when we brought you a first-ever look at Adafruit’s new lineup of Feather boards back at World Maker Faire? Well, as Ladyada herself promised, the new dev boards are thin, light and ready to let your imagination fly! First up, the Feather 32U4 Basic Proto. At Feather 32U4’s […]

This LED t-shirt visualizes your body movements

Digi-Weirdo is a wearable project that explores the convergence of identity and guiding communication. Zhen Liu just loves data. So much so that it has inspired several innovations, namely her latest project Digi-Weirdo. Created as part of a class assignment at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, the interactive t-shirt was designed as a way to give clothing other roles than merely covering your body […]