Mar.8, 2014

Wearable electronics wizard Becky Stern shows you how to make your own glowing spike fashion accessory using 3D printing with NinjaFlex flexible filament to diffuse a strip of NeoPixel LEDs.

Magnets let you attach the spikes to anything in your wardrobe. The soft flexible enclosure holds GEMMA, the tiny microcontroller that animates the LEDs, and a rechargeable lipoly battery.


It's easy to wear your spikes around your collar, over your shoulder, in your hair, on the strap of a bag, and even in your hair.

There are two styles of spike strip available, one with regular round spikes and one crystal-inspired statement piece. You can download the 3D files here on Thingiverse. The spikes are hollowed making cavities that allow them to fully illuminate, and they are designed for printing with NinjaFlex filament.

The flexible enclosure features two sewable tabs on the top sides for attaching to a garment. It includes openings for the USB port, slide switch and connection wires. The internal structure keeps the GEMMA securely in place. You can get the printable files from Thingiverse.

If you want to make your own, check out the detailed project instructions here.



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