I've got three connectors soldered to my Circuit Playground:

  1. A 2-pin male connector with white wire soldered to A1. This will connect to the data IN pin of the first bottle. The black wire is not used.
  2. A 4-pin female connector soldered to A4, A5, A6 and A7. These 4 wires will connect to the 4 metal "season" buttons, for changing modes.
  3. A 2-pin female connector soldered to A2 and A3. A2 will connect to the moon-shaped button and will turn the bottles dark. The A3 connector is not currently used in my project but could be hooked up to another mode button if desired. (Maybe a secret mode hooked up to a knot hole or mushroom!)

To power the Circuit Playground, we'll use the onboard JST connector. Create an adapter using a female JST battery connector soldered to a male 2-pin JST connector, for easy interfacing to the power system we'll build later on. Here's the whole thing in all its glory.

Lastly, I stuck some sticky-back velcro on the back of my Circuit Playground for mounting inside the tree.

This guide was first published on Feb 08, 2020. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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