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need help "translating" and testing something

hippyhillary
user 11545978
Birmingham, AL
Post #: 25
okay, if you read this thread you'll have a good idea of what i want to do and where I am at http://forums.adafrui...­ but it is kind of meandering so I will paraphrase.

I have a flora, an led pixel strand and a power pack that plugs into the wall. basically, I have this kit, plus a flora: http://adafruit.com/p...­
I am trying to test how lighting looks on wig samples to see if it will work the way I want it to for a costume. Adafruit has told me that the strand and the flora should work together but all their tutorials for the flora are for the pixels designed for the flora. All the tutorials for the strands are for standard arduino boards. http://learn.adafruit...­ I am a relative newb to electronics (the most i have done is a parallel soft circuit with 5 standard leds) and A. do not understand how to translate between the arduino board and the flora and B. when they say things like "connect" they are assuming that i know what methods to use to "connect" something together. like i said, I'm a newb and the only method I have use to connect things is conductive thread. This will not be a soft circuit project but right now I would like a solderless option to connect things because 1. I dont know how to solder yet and 2. I am merely testing. IT seems unneccessary to go through the process of soldering for a test.
Keep in mind that the things I told you I have are pretty much the only things i have. I do not have wire strippers, soldering gun, etc. so advice on how to do things will need to include what equipment i absolutely need and what equipment i can "fake it" with.
Any help figuring this out would be greatly appreciated. Even just pointing me to useful videos on youtube would be more helpful than you can know (i looked for some and did not find what i was looking for).
Seth L.
user 43947152
Birmingham, AL
Post #: 3
We have meetups for this relatively frequently. In fact the last meetup was for microcontroller projects using arduino compatible platforms. If you can make it to one there is bound to be someone there who will give you live help.

I don't think too many of our members use this forum, that may be why you have not gotten a response. However I will try to direct some of them your way. You might also try the Wiki.
hippyhillary
user 11545978
Birmingham, AL
Post #: 26
i keep forgetting about the wiki. thanks for the heads up on the project meetups... I have been really busy lately but expect things to clear up a little later in the summer so maybe i can come to some then. :)
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