Pro Trinket controlled NeoPixels on Drone #droneday

Adafruit forum member jim_lee shared his drone project with us. He designed & 3D printed mounting a bracket for a Pro Trinket and modified his transmitter to can control NeoPixel LEDs.

Needed a mount for attaching a Pro Trinket to our quadcopters. Here’s the LInk : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:729459

This converts the Trinket to two holes centered 1″ apart. 2x4mm socket head machine screws will tap themselves nicely into the holes. It even has tiny cutaways to clear the oh-so-close solder pads.

We asked Jim_lee if he’d share his arduino sketch with us, and he did!

As for the source? Certainly!

I use github as a shared server for my code. I never really understood how it worked other than that. There is a LOT of junk in this pile so most can be ignored. Much of it is experimental “what-ifs” that don’t even work.

That being said..

https://github.com/leftCoast/Arduino – The big pile

Starting points :
My Quad with the light bars & flood lights : Jims_minis_lights
The quad with the glowing rings under the motors : Rob_s_Quad
The quad with the police flasher : Tom_Lights

Everything is biased on : libraries/LC_baseTools

My neoPixel libraries are in : libraries/LC_NeoPixel

My stuff for reading the R/C Receiver is in : libraries/LC_RCReciver

Hope this makes sense..

-jim lee

Check out the full post on the Adafruit Forums.
3D files available on Thingiverse

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