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Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA by Tyler Cooper, Becky Stern

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Chapter 5. Your First FLORA Project

Your first FLORA project will be very simple: a single NeoPixel lights up an embroidered angler fish on a pair of shorts. The main board is stitched on the front of the design, in the belly of the fish. A snap is used on the fin as a digital switch, triggering a color change in the pixel in the angler’s lure. The circuit’s battery is tucked into the shorts’ front pocket. Gather the following materials and tools:

  • FLORA main board

  • 1 FLORA RGB NeoPixel

  • 3xAAA battery pack or 150 mAh LiPoly battery

  • 2-ply conductive thread

  • A single sew-on snap

  • Standard nonconductive thread

  • Embroidery floss in your choice of colors

  • Dark blue shorts

  • Small piece of matching fabric

  • Scissors

  • Embroidery hoop

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