Final Assembly

You should now have 5 or 6 jumper wire ends inside your pumpkin, 2 from the button and 3-4 from your pixels.

Breadboard

 

Prep your breadboard by creating a ground rail and a power rail (a rail is a place where all the same kind of wires hook together). 

Circuit Diagram

Review the circuit diagram. This illustration is meant for referencing wired connections. The style of LEDs, length of wire, position, and size of components do not match the actual project.

LEDs

  • The +5v on the LEDs connects to the power rail on the breadboard.
  • The GND on the LEDs connects to the ground rail on the breadboard.
  • The Data In on the LEDs connects to pin 6 on the Feather Board.
  • If using 4-pin LEDs, such as the WS2801 from Adafruit, the Clock In on the LEDs connects to pin 5 on the Feather Board.

Push Button

  • One side of the button connects to the ground rail on the breadboard.
  • The other side of the button (diagonal leg) connects to pin 11 on the Feather Board.

Battery

  • The Lithium-Ion battery plugs into the JST socket on the Feather Board 

Done!

Power on and you should have lights and different animations with a button press. 

If you find something not right, check your connections. Ensure the code was loaded onto the Feather board.

This guide was first published on Oct 19, 2018. It was last updated on Oct 19, 2018. This page (Final Assembly) was last updated on Nov 08, 2019.