Now its time to get BLINKY!
We'll have to install a version of the Arduino IDE called Teensyduino and our LED strip library, so we can program the controller chip.
If you're running Windows, you can just download this ready-to-go zip package. Uncompress it and inside will be an Arduino IDE
If you're running Mac OS X, you can just download this ready-to-go dmg package. Uncompress it and inside will be an Arduino IDE
Download and install whichever matches your setup. Uncompress it onto your desktop or where ever you want to store the IDE folder. This will take a while so we'll wait here for you.
OK welcome back! Now you will install the 'library' for the Digital LED strip.
Open up the Arduino library manager:
Search for the LPD8806 library and install it
We also have a great tutorial on Arduino library installation at:
You should now see a new example folder called LPD8806 and inside, an example called LEDbeltKit. Open up the LEDbeltKit example.
Be sure to select Atmega32u4 breakout in the Board menu. Also select the Serial Port that is made when you plug in the Atmega32u4 board to USB.