Flashing Rings!

GEMMA is flashing rings!

Yesterday afternoon I tried my hand at soldering, trying to attach power, ground, and data to one of the NeoPixel assemblies (16 LED).  I totally suck at soldering!

Last night Franklin stepped in and soldered wires to the second (24 LED) and to the GEMMA — an Arduino-based controller the size of a quarter.  Franklin then connected it all up on a small breadboard.

This morning I took a USB extension from a charging plug over to the GEMMA’s mini-USB connector, and magic happened!

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