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flora and makecode for beginner
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flora and makecode for beginner

by juliedz on Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:12 pm

I am a beginner. I have a neopixel ring that I connected to a flora. Then I used make code to program the colors of the ring and sequences. I would like to put this in an artwork. However, I need to add a timer, so that the artwork turns on and off with the hours of the gallery where it hangs. Can I use make code to do this? Do I need to buy another part to make this happen?
Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: flora and makecode for beginner

by johnpark on Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:18 pm

Hi, FLORA was designed to work with Arduino and unfortunately FLORA doesn't work with MakeCode, which requires a faster, more modern board, such as the GEMMA M0 or Circuit Playground Express.

Either of those boards can drive the NeoPixel ring and be set to turn it on and off on a timer. Do note, for very accurate time keeping a real-time clock (RTC) module is usually added to the mix, and I don't believe there are extensions in MakeCode for using one. In this case you would use CircuitPython or Arduino.

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