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GlowBit™ rainbow Quickstart Guide for micro:bit

I’ve just shared a new tutorial: “GlowBit™ rainbow Quickstart Guide for micro:bit”

In this guide we will wire a rainbow to a micro:bit and upload an example program to make sure everything works. From there, it’s up to you what you make next!

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Yew, our first Core Electronics Original! While well inside the for-fun zone, we learned -a lot- through this project. Plenty more on the bake, stay tuned :slight_smile:


Great job! Congratulations to the Core ‘Crew’! A great little accessory for the Microbit. Excellent for Maths lessons and more. With V2 now out…Microbit is going from strength to strength. Going to throw it up on Yammer straight away. Keen to see what you are cooking up next. Have you asked the community for ideas?? Karl :slight_smile:


I bought the GlowBit Rainbow to use with my Arduino Uno figuring it was awesome and easy becasue:
“feature 13 RGB LEDs that can be controlled with a variety of microcontrollers, including Arduino, the micro:bit and Adafruit’s Circuit Playground.”

unfortunately the only Quickstart Guide was for the MicroBit - which is fine! Great product, but thought i’d add a link to the Arduino tutorial as well;
NeoPixel Tutorial - Arduino Project Hub

also the NeoPixel Github page for those who need the library :slight_smile:
GitHub - adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel: Arduino library for controlling single-wire LED pixels (NeoPixel, WS2812, etc.)


Here’s Core’s tutorial for neopixels with Arduino. Maybe they should add a link - or do one up for the glowbit specifically.

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