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Fireflies

Status: Proposal
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March 21, 2018 , Latest update: March 21, 2018
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Synchronised LED wearables use ESPNow beacons to synchronise colors whenever they get near each other. When many of these are around they form groups of matching colours, whenever a new member jins the group will syncronise to a new color.

This effect helps one to "find your clan" at large area festivals such as Burning man or its regionals ( Afrikaburn or Midburn ) as well as other similarly sized outdoor festivals that have a large nighttime component.

LEDs are covered in Faux Fur to diffuse and soften the harsh LED direct light.

The initial Wearables were based n ESP32, but ESP8266 can also be used if care is taken with timing contraints imposed by the single core esp8266 and blocking loops for LED writing.
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