If you have a NeoPixel Ring with 24 NeoPixels you might want it to mount right on your Arduino so it's not flopping around. I want mine mounted firmly on the Arduino because I will have middle schoolers programming it and I want it easy to use and pack away. One thing you should know is this shield design uses digital pin 2 on the Arduino because I'm programming it with an application and language called Light Logo, created by Brian Silverman, and the environment defaults to that pinout. Check out an avid Light Logo user, Josh Burker, introducing Light Logo and how to get it and use it.

Step 1: Materials

You should enter this in the make it glow contest! :)
<p>thanks @jcommisso I did!</p>
awesome shield. I realy need to get a 3d printer! Did you know the pixelring needs a capacitor and a resistor to protect the ring? see the documentation. I made a simple shield for these but not thought about this idea. cool!
<p>I see what you mean, here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide/best-practices I guess the easiest way to incorporate these precautions would be an in-line resistor on the pin 2 wire and an in-line capacitor on the 5V and gnd wires. </p>
@djmelvinv thanks I missed that, I'll have to update

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