Bling Out Your Bot

You can add some fresh ground effects to your bot using a NeoPixel 24 ring!

Solder leads to the DIN, +5V, and GND pins on the NeoPixel ring. Solid core hookup wire is a nice choice, as it can serve double duty as the structural connection to hold the ring in place underneath.

 

Then, make the following connections from the NeoPixel ring to the Arduino 101:

DIN to pin 6

+5V to 3.3V

GND to GND

Since the Arduino 101 operates on 3.3V logic level, the NeoPixel should be powered by 3.3V instead of the usual 5V to avoid problems.

Open the Ada_CurieBot_RC_NeoPixels sketch in the Arduino IDE and upload it to your robot.

You can now use the Bluefruit LE app's color picker control to set your CurieBot's underglow right before you go cruising!

This guide was first published on Apr 01, 2017. It was last updated on Apr 01, 2017. This page (Bling Out Your Bot) was last updated on Jul 15, 2019.