Make with FLORA

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The Adafruit FLORA (version 3)

The following pages describe making the project with the original FLORA microcontroller board and a separate color sensor.

Many FLORAbrellas are in the wild in the years this tutorial first went live.

Starting in 2019, Adafruit recommends using the newer, more user friendly Circuit Playground Express controller which already includes a color sensor and buttons. The Circuit Playground Express requires less wiring, is easy to code, and is more prolific. It is likely the FLORA will reach end of life much sooner than the Circuit Playground Express.

The FLORA is a great board and it ushered in a new era in wearable electronics. Adafruit has incorporated lessons learned in using FLORA in creating new boards like Circuit Playground Express. 

You are free to continue on the following pages in using FLORA.

This guide was first published on Apr 23, 2014. It was last updated on Apr 23, 2014. This page (Make with FLORA) was last updated on Nov 17, 2019.