Circuit Diagram

Reference Connections

Use the circuit diagram to reference for connecting the components together. The diagram does not depict exact wire lengths or size of components.

Adafruit Feather 32u4

NeoPixel Ring (Left)

NeoPixel Ring (Right)

PIN 6

Data In

Data In

Ground

Ground

Ground

BAT

PWR

PWR

Build a Prototype

If this is your first electronics project, it's a good idea make a prototype before mounting the components to the enclosure. You can use alligator clips to make quick connections without having to solder any wires. The idea here is to test the code and components to see if everything works as expected. You can ommit wiring the slide switch to the 500mAh battery in the prototype - Plugging the male JST connector from the battery to the Adafruit Feather board will prompty power the micro-controller on, unplug to power it off.

Alternatively, a breadboard is meant for prototyping, but soldering headers and desoldering headers can be a bit of a challenge. 

Once you have uploaded the Arduino sketch to the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE and test connected the NeoPixel Rings and 500mAh battery, verify everything works. With that, you can proceede to the 3D printing and assembly.

Last updated on 2016-02-14 at 04.43.18 PM Published on 2016-01-04 at 03.34.29 PM