Kaleidoscope Eye NeoPixel LED Ring Goggle
My project is a kaleidoscope eye Neopixel LED Ring Goggles – Fashion and Technology!
Area of Interest
Computer science engineering
Oakland Tech High School
Before coming in Blue stamp I didn’t know how to code or what engineering is. Now that I finished with my two projects, I am so proud of this whole journey and what I built. I am so glad I didn’t give up and learned something I never know before. This was a good experience.
My final project is a Kaleidoscope Neopixel goggle. I used costume goggles, two NeoPixel rings, a Trinket M0, Trinket Mini Microcontroller, a JST connector, a rechargeable 150mAh LiPoly battery, enough wire for all the connections, plus a USB battery charger. It was my first time using the Adafruit Trinket microcontroller, so it can work through the Adafruit Trinket M0. I used Arduino code to make it blink first. While coding I used the breadboard for a temporary prototype with electronics and test circuit designs. The breadboard has terminals and holes to make electronic connections. Then I soldered and tinned the JST socket to the trinket to be able to connect the battery. I had to be very careful how I soldered it and had to make sure it didn’t overheat. Then I had to put the parts together on the breadboard like the circuit diagram. First, I had to solder one end of the 3-wire cables to the IN, V+ and G points on the two NeoPixel rings. There are two V+ and two G holes on each ring. Then after that, I connected to rest of the wires to the empty spot. I plugged my first ring into the trinket pin, #0 into the input. BAT+ and GND can go to either V+ and GND. After I finished putting together the parts, I coded the Neopixel by using Arduino code. Then I pluged the battery to see if it work when on the final assembly. The final Assembly is to super glue all the parts onto the goggle. I traced one of the lenses on a piece of paper so it can shine through the LED lights. How it works is to use the battery and plug into the JST that connect to the trinket, Wait for 5 seconds and you will have a LED neopixel goggle that you can wear. I learned so much from this experience like how to solder, code to make the LEDs work, to be very careful and see what you are looking at, study something that is coming apart, and how wires work.