Arrange FLORA and the color sensor in your third hand tool as shown, facing opposite each other but still with 3v, SCL, SDA, and GND pads aligned.

Solder four short wires to FLORA and clip off any excess.

Trim and strip these wires to line up to the color sensor, then solder all four and clip off any excess wire.

Trim two diagonal pins from a tactile switch, and then poke the remaining two legs through D10 and GND on FLORA.

Solder in place.

The resulting circuit will live in the edge of the umbrella, facing the color sensor to the outside and the FLORA's power switch and the mode-selecting button you soldered facing in towards you as you use it.

Now that your color sensor is attached, you can test it out by hooking up your NeoPixels and running the sample code included with the color sensor library, the Chameleon Scarf code, or the code included later in this guide.

This guide was first published on Apr 23, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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