A light-up bowtie you control over Wifi!

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The Glowtie is a light-up bowtie! It clips onto the top button of your dress shirt and can display any number of colors and animations. When you turn the Glowtie on, the onboard ESP8266 hosts an AP network that you can connect to with your phone to control the lights.

The Glowtie is based on the ESP-12F ESP8266 module, which controls lighting animations for the WS2812B LEDs (Neopixels).

The ESP hosts an Access Point network with a site that you can use to control the patterns and colors of the lights.

The main PCB has all SMT components soldered on the front, with pads on the back for two 1S 300mAh lipo batteries wired in parallel. A 3D printed bracket is then glued onto the back, housing the batteries and providing the button slot. An optional cover can be press-fit over the PCB for a more clean look.

All production KiCad files, firmware, and 3D models are available on the Github page!

  • 1 × Custom Glowtie PCB
  • 1 × ESP-12F ESP8266 Module
  • 1 × 2K 0805 Resistor
  • 2 × 470R 0805 Resistors
  • 4 × 10K 0805 Resistors

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eden wrote 03/04/2019 at 15:13 point

A very nice idea bro.

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oshpark wrote 03/04/2019 at 12:11 point

Awesome project!

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