Overview

This guide was written for the Gemma v2 board, but can be done with either the original or Gemma M0. We recommend the Gemma M0 or Circuit Playground Express as they are easier to use and are more compatible with modern computers!
Basketball hoop lights usually aren't nearly glam enough! They are usually one not-very-bright color. Not anymore! With NeoPixels and Gemma you can program these basketball hoop lights to be a certain color or change colors. Besides, NeoPixels are much brighter than a few LEDs. In this guide I will show you how to install a strip of weatherproof NeoPixels onto a mini basketball hoop.This guide has two code examples: one is to have the NeoPixels shine all the time, the other code example lights the NeoPixels up only when you score a point.
This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2014. It was last updated on Sep 21, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 26, 2018.