Buzzing Mindfulness Bracelet with GEMMA

Build yourself a buzzing bracelet for subtle haptic feedback as time passes! It’s great for reminding yourself to get up and walk away from your desk for a few minutes each hour, or just as a way to have a new awareness of how the perception of passing time varies based on what you’re doing.

You’ll whip up a vibrating motor circuit using a transistor, resistor, and diode, and use GEMMA to control the frequency of vibration in between low-power microcontroller naps. The circuit lives inside a linked leather/rubber bracelet, but you could build it into whatever you please. This project involves some precision soldering, but is otherwise quite easy!

Before you begin, make sure you’ve read the following prerequisite guides:

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NeoPixel Tiara for Birthday or Prom

You can make a crown of light for prom or your birthday this year! A few free-wired NeoPixels make you the cyber-pageant queen.

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NeoPixel Ring Bangle Bracelet with GEMMA

Wear a bangle of light! Build a charming bracelet from four NeoPixel rings and GEMMA, Adafruit’s tiny wearable electronics platform. You will need:

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