Just completed my first from-scratch 3D printing + Arduino project. Just wanted to say a huge thank-you for all the amazing tutorials up on Adafruit. For a total beginner with no programming or Adruino knowledge, it was an awesome way to learn enough to be able to make something cool!
Its a trinket-powered, Neopixel blinking, FastLED-fueled, crystal-encrusted, glitter coated wrist band for my daughter. The project kicked my ass at times, but I learned a ton. Most exciting moment was finally figuring out interrupts so that the button press effect could be instantaneous.
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