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  • fredthejedi commented on molecule13's instructable How to make a Lightning Cloud11 months ago
    How to make a Lightning Cloud

    Yes! it Works! I think you are beginning to understand how hardware-illiterate I really am :) But it's been fun learning! One last question... So to add an on/off switch, did you sever the connection between the two copper circles in the white square?

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  • fredthejedi commented on molecule13's instructable How to make a Lightning Cloud11 months ago
    How to make a Lightning Cloud

    So I knew this when I soldered the headers upside down, but thought it'd be easier to hook on that battery pack if I left it some more clearance from the board. Also my breadboard only needs shallow contact, so no worries there. I did solder the jumper cables onto the headers just in case though, still no luck, no lights. Any thoughts?

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  • fredthejedi commented on molecule13's instructable How to make a Lightning Cloud11 months ago
    How to make a Lightning Cloud

    Ok. I think I fried my previous neopixels, so I bought some new ones and changed out the tip on my soldering iron. The soldering now is easy and spot on. However, I'm still having trouble with the lights not coming on. The wiring is just as your diagram shows.

    Ok. I think I fried my previous neopixels, so I bought some new ones and changed out the tip on my soldering iron. The soldering now is easy and spot on. However, I'm still having trouble with the lights not coming on. The wiring is just as your diagram shows.

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  • fredthejedi commented on molecule13's instructable How to make a Lightning Cloud11 months ago
    How to make a Lightning Cloud

    Thank you much! Answering a question well is a valuable skill as well:)I was successfully able to upload the code and have the LED's flash!I've run into a different problem now... The light flashing is red on the first LED and not very bright. As soon as I add another LED in series like your diagram shows, the light on the first LED becomes very faint and the second LED doesn't flash at all... Could this be a soldering problem? All four of my LEDs do this. Also Im powering the trinket through USB connected to my computer.

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  • fredthejedi commented on molecule13's instructable How to make a Lightning Cloud11 months ago
    How to make a Lightning Cloud

    Very cool project! Im new to electronics and programming and all of this is super overwhelming but I'm hanging in there. I need your help though (sorry if this is super basic)I've downloaded the arduino side and have configured the pro trinket 3v board option. What programmer do I use?Do I simply copy and past the code and hit upload?When I click verify it gives me this error: "Documents/Arduino/Test1/Test1.ino:1:31: fatal error: Adafruit_NeoPixel.h: No such file or directory #include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h> ^compilation terminated.exit status 1Error compiling."Thanks for your help:)

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