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By Tyler Cooper

This booklet introduces readers to construction wearable electronics tasks utilizing Adafruit's tiny flowers board: at 4.4 grams, and in basic terms 1.75 inches in diameter, and that includes Arduino compatibility, it is the so much beginner-friendly strategy to create wearable tasks. This publication exhibits you ways to devise your wearable circuits, stitch with electronics, and write courses that run at the vegetation to regulate the electronics. The plant life family members contains an collection of sensors, in addition to RGB LEDs that allow you to upload lights on your wearable projects.

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