An art project was for Kiwiburn 2016 and 2017, the regional Burning Man in New Zealand. An Arduino Nano powers LEDs in a fully scarf and stylish top hat, with buttons for mode controls. Comes with click-based beat matching and various “drop modes” for maximum awesomeness on electronic music. Got lots of advice on transistors from @sminnee and @stojg, and help in wrangling C from @bnolan.
This project taught me how to work within tiny compute constraints, and how unproductive coding in raw C can be! But it also gave me an appreciation for hardware product design. We had no way to fix hardware or software issues during the festival, so everything was designed with fault tolerance in mind.