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  • I was thinking the same. Perhaps a version that is compatible with the electrical connector bricks? http://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-electric-wire-with-plates-16cm-long-75938

  • This just came across my Twitter feed. I seems a female engineer went and rewrote the book to be not horrible http://www.themarysue.com/barbie-remix/

  • Cosplay ideas are obvious. Imagine making a set of Mass Effect armour with lights that mimic the armour lights of the in game version, and the shield damage and regeneration sounds played through a speaker, all controlled by this little guy here!

  • My Microview (which shipped and arrived last week) is unaffected by this, but thanks for the heads up!

  • The timings on these can be a bit picky since they have no clock line. What kind of controller are you using? If it is an Arduino, give the Adafruit Neopixel guide and libraries a whirl (same IC as these)

    Also, be careful with power supplies, you can easily fry these guys when running off a mains power adaptor (The Adafruit guide covers that too) https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide

  • Solerbotics was helping out with a MakeFashion show, they tried what you want to do, here’s a small clip of the results http://instagram.com/p/kn_m8tkKmi/#

    “This time, Tony Grimes dropped in to experiment with his fiber-optic cloth from SensingTex as an illuminating surface, but the included 5mm LED was not dazzling enough. Time to hack in our 3W RGB Star Controller! The plan was to shift the colors to change the overall color of the fabric, but is serendipitously didn’t work. Shifting the optical pickup across the lens of the LED split the light from the individual red, green, and blue elements to to different strands of the fiber optic cloth, making for a wicked speckled rainbow effect.” -https://solarbotics.com/

  • There ought to be a Red version of this

  • Keep your eye open. They had 50 late last week. Took less than 24 hours to sell out again

  • BrianTW may have sent you elsewhere, and this is 11 months later but I will answer anyway in case someone else wants to know

    This module weighs 4 grams

  • Just looking at the Bosch Sensortec site, are there any plans on carrying the BME280? It adds SPI (while keeping I2C) and also has a humidity sensor in the package