PComp, Week 13: Semaphore Jacket – Progress, Pt. 1

In the first part of the process, I started with basic breadboard components and circuitry that mimic my design then step-by-step swapped out components to those that I’d use in the prototype.

I started off with doing the basic physical computing digital input/digital output lab. I hooked up two regular LEDs to the breadboard, along with a button.

I switched out one of the regular LEDs for a Flora NeoPixel LED that I hooked up with alligator clips. I also switched out the button for a snap.



Then I switched out the uno for the Adafruit Gemma micro-controller. Disregarding much of what I’ve been told about new components, I just simply tried to run the code. Obviously this didn’t work. So then I dutifully did my research and went to the Adafruit website where there is a TON of very-thorough documentation.

Went through the process of installing the library and was able to get a snap to turn the onboard LED on the Gemma on and off.


Hooked up a single neopixel to the gemma. Got it to turn on.


Was also able to partially do the strand test, but then got this weird warning related to my USB and it shut off.

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07. December 2015 by zoe.bachman.itp
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