In this project we’ll show you how to make your own set of light up Mickey Ears. These are really bright LEDs that look a lot like neon lights. They’re Adafruit NeoPixel Strips with extra thick silicone so the diffusion looks really nice. They’re individually addressable, so you can create some pretty cool animations. We made it so they flash like fireworks when you shake your head. In this video we’ll show you how to wire up the electronics to make your own set of NeoPixel Mickey Ears. The extra thick silicone gives the LEDs a full glow while the other pair has more of a marquee-like effect, so this could be nice for a more classic look. Both of these are “side-light” NeoPixels, so the light emits at 90 degrees.
They’re great for running along an edge like these mickey ears.

New Learn Guide: NeoPixel Mickey Ears

Adafruit Flexible Neon Strip
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4310

Adafruit NeoPixel Side Light Strip – 90
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3635

Adafruit NeoPixel Side Light Strip – 60
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3636

Adafruit GEMMA M0
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3501

Adafruit Trinket M0
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3500

LIS3DH Accelerometer Breakout
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2809

Tilt Ball Switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/173

Slide Switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/805

500mAh Battery
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1578

JST Extension Cable
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1131

10 Wire Silicone Cover Ribbon Cable
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890

Slice Craft Knife with Ceramic Blade
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4306

https://blog.adafruit.com/category/makecode/