What's a wearable project without LEDs? Our favorite part of the Flora platform is these tiny smart pixels. Designed specifically for wearables, these updated Flora NeoPixels have ultra-cool technology: these ultra-bright LEDs have a constant-current driver cooked right into the LED package! The pixels are chainable - so you only need 1 pin/wire to control as many LEDs as you like. They're easy to sew, and the chainable design means no crossed threads.

This is the second version of the Flora NeoPixels, which runs at at 'high speed' 800KHz communication. Unfortunately they are not back-compatible with the chip-on-back 'low speed' (400KHz) Flora NeoPixels. If you have a project that already uses low speed pixels, and you want to attach more pixels to the chain, you will need to purchase version 1's as these are not cross-compatible.

These pixels have full 24-bit color ability with PWM taken care of by the controller chip. Since the LED is so bright, you need less current/power to get the effects you want. The driver is constant current so its OK if your battery power changes or fluctuates a little.

Each pixel draws as much as 60mA (all three RGB LEDs on for full brightness white). In theory, the Flora can drive up to 500 pixels at 30 FPS (it will run out of RAM after that). However, after about 10 pixels (or if the distance between pixels is more than an inch or two) the resistance of the thread can affect the power supply. For large quantities of pixels over 10, you may want to consider using stranded core wire or copper braid to provide a "power bus" for the pixels - the current draw will add up fast!

Each order comes with 4 individually controllable pixels. If you want a bunch of LEDs, consider getting a sheet of 20 to save some money!

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Flora RGB Smart Neo Pixel version 2 - Pack of 4 (17:23)

Head to the Adafruit Learning System for the following FLORA tutorials:

Addressable, chainable, delectable!
Maxiumum blinken, no soldering!
Wearable VU meter necktie with Flora
Stitch a circuit that lights up when you move
Deep sea stitching with FLORA
Changes color to match!
Wear your heart on your sleeve!
Convert color to music with a wave of your finger.
Circuits under water and more!
Add sweet LEDs to your earphones!
Everything you always wanted to know about Adafruit NeoPixels but were afraid to ask
Introducing Adafruit's mini wearable microcontroller
Analyzing audio signals with Teensy 3.0
Inspired by Iron Man's Arc Reactor!
Add sound reactive color to your tunes.
Wear a constellation with NeoPixels & GEMMA
Make your own awesome wireless MIDI controller guitar for rocking out
Combine Gemma & 3D printing for your very own glowy wearables project
Build a model TARDIS or dress your pet as one with this wearable-scale project
Make glowy buttons for apparel
Rub-a-dub-dub, FLORA in the tub
Wear a crown of LEDs for your birthday or prom!
Wear your heart on your... lapel!
Surpise your friends with a mother ship on your head, Spielberg style.
Intro to electronics for cosplayers, no prior experience required
How to control NeoPixel LEDs with Python on a Raspberry Pi!
Make a GEMMA and NeoPixel Pixie Dust Bag
Creating your own cyborg terror
All-sewn slide-sensor circuit
Light up the party!
Wearable-friendly illuminated controls for your project
Beautiful flowers that glow more brightly when your love is near
LED smarter, not harder

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SKU AF-1260
Brand Adafruit

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