Finishing Touches

Now that you know your circuit works, it's time to seal up the ends of the NeoPixel strip. Not only does this help with weatherproofing your circuit, but it provides strain relief for the delicate soldered wires inside your morphing umbrella.

Use some Permatex 66B silicone adhesive to stick end caps on the strip ends and also wedge some inside the dome-side ends too. Wear gloves, have proper ventilation, and let dry for 24 hours.
After the glue is completely dry, use zipties to secure the strip ends inside the umbrella ribs.
Fold the extra vinyl hammock over the FLORA circuit and binder-clip in place. Squeeze the metal tabs to remove them, leaving the clip with a lower profile.
Last updated on 2015-05-04 at 04.27.40 PM Published on 2014-04-23 at 02.39.11 AM