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Wearable-Tech Projects with the Raspberry Pi Zero by Jon Witts

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A Motion-Reactive LED Cap

We will make use of a Pimoroni Blinkt LED strip, an Adafruit Triple-Axis Accelerometer, and Pi Zero to create a hat with a super-bright strip of eight RGB LEDs across the front, which will change their colors and display based upon the direction you move in.

If you are using the same Pi Zero for this project as you did for the previous project, desolder the six cables, which lead from the Pi Zero to the poppers, but leave your off switch and LED in place, as you may need to detach these from the case first. To deactivate the software running automatically, connect to your Pi Zero over SSH and issue the following command:

sudo systemctl disable tShirtLED.service

Once the command completes, you can shut down your ...

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