Get Arduino IDE

For this project you will need version 1.6.X of the Arduino IDE with the Adafruit Arduino Board Manager proxy added to your Arduino preferences. If you haven't configured the proxy yet, check out our guide on setting up your Arduino IDE to use the proxy.

Install Libraries

You will need to install a few things using the new Arduino Library and Board Managers. First, open up the Arduino Library Manager under the Sketch->Include Library menu. Select the Manage Libraries... item from the menu.


You will need to use the search box to find and install these three libraries:

  • FifteenStep
  • Adafruit NeoPixel
  • Adafruit MPR121
  • Adafruit BluefruitLE nRF51

Install Adafruit AVR Boards

You'll need to installthe Adafruit AVR boards to add support for the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE. Open the Arduino Boards Manager under the Tools->Board->Boards Manager... menu item. 

Use the search box to find and install the Adafruit AVR boards.

Select Feather Board

Next, select the Adafruit Feather 32u4 board in the Tools>Board menu. Then, under the Tools->Port->Serial ports menu, select /dev/cu.usbmodem (Adafruit Feather 32u4).

Run Example Sketch

OK, now it's time to open the example sketch and upload the code to the Adafruit Feather board. Select nble_neopixel_mpr121 under the File->Examples->FifteenStep menu. Then, click the upload button 

If everything goes as expected, you will see a Done Uploading message at the bottom of the window.

This guide was first published on Feb 15, 2017. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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