Wiring the circuit

Pixel

Use a Flora RGB Pixel as an output. Later we'll code it up to change color when the sensor is touched.

Hook up three alligator clips to VBATT, D6, and GND on your Flora.

Clip the other ends to +, inward-facing arrow, and - on the pixel board.

Read the Flora RGB Pixels tutorial and test to make sure the pixel is working!
If your bench surface is metal or ESD, insulate your circuit from it with an ironing board, cutting mat, roll of paper, etc.
Adding fabric

Clip two more alligator clips to pads marked D9 and D10.
Clip D9's other end to either lead on your very high resistor.
Clip D10's other end to the conductive fabric, also pinching the opposing leg of your resistor.
Connect your Flora to your computer with a USB cable.
This guide was first published on Jan 16, 2013. It was last updated on Jan 16, 2013. This page (Wiring the circuit) was last updated on Nov 21, 2019.