DIY Heated Earmuffs

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Contributors: Feldi
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Introduction

Design and build time: 5 Hours

In this project, we’ll create a wearable pair of heated earmuffs with decorative addressable LEDs. These earmuffs are embedded with a Pro Micro 5v, two heating pads, and four rings of WS2812 addressable LEDs, or 'Neopixels'. This project is designed to keep the user extra warm while still looking stylish.

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Suggested Reading

Before you get started, take some time to familiarize yourself with the following:

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