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Adafruit FLORA Wearable Electronic Platform: Arduino-compatible

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  • Start your wearables project with the Adafruit Flora
  • Arduino IDE is a simple software platform used by the Adafruit Flora to upload your code
  • Can be powered using a USB-Mini or an JST connected battery

Product overview

• Start your wearables project with the Adafruit Flora
• Arduino IDE is a simple software platform used by the Adafruit Flora to upload your code
• Can be powered using a USB-Mini or an JST connected battery
• Functionality on the field, a very small portable Arduino based board with 8 digital I/O pins, 5 of which are PWM and 3 analogue inputs
• Using Arduino code for the Adafruit Flora has never been easier, with thousands of tips, tricks and guides readily available online.

Reasons to pick the Adafruit Flora
The Adafruit Flora, a great sized, flexible open-source Arduino based board. Start your coding or wearables projects readily available in the huge Maker community, or design one yourself.

The best bit about the Adafruit Flora, is not just its portability, it’s the ability to Solder, or even sew the conductive connectors. You can sew your electronics projects directly into fabrics safely, relieving the need to solder while still producing the same finish.

Connections and Expansion
The Adafruit Flora has 8 Digital I/O Pins, allowing you to control a large range of components all at once. Our Adafruit range of modules are of equal size of smaller than the Adafruit Flora, so you don’t need to bridge out far to make a perfect project.

Where the Adafruit Flora doesn’t support shields, it can utilise break out boards, which are like tiny shields that link together just as easy usually providing more specific uses.

Breakouts allow you to more easily manage a lot of components in any project, you can view our range of breakouts and other Arduino/Adafruit related accessories by clicking Here.

What will you make?
In recent years wearable technology has caught a lot of attention and is vastly expanding and growing in the Maker community.
Wearable technology is crazy, kooky, and fun, as well as helping us to make our work and lives easier through greater communication and increased functionality.

With the ever expanding range of tutorial guides available, you can start by telling a single LED to flash, or control a stepper motor’s speed and direction.
Using coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, so with this you’ll be learning a lot more than electronics.

Ease of Use
Arduino based Electronics is fantastic for all ages, whether you have previous experience or not, from fun to functional.
Tutorials will tell you exactly what you will need, even what pins to connect your components into, giving you a step by step, start to finish.
Using the Arduino IDE Software, it will allow you to very easily update your Adafruit Flora with the code you’ve prepared, making the transfer seamless; it will even let you know whether your code makes sense and will work before you even upload it.

Start by;
making an LED watch,
or make sure that your colours always match.

Arduino IDE software is needed to program an Adafruit, it’s not in the box. Download from here:
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux based computers including Raspberry Pi's Rasbian software

Arduino's site.


Micro Controller ATmega32u4
CPU Clock Speed 8 MHz
Operating Voltage 3.3
Input Voltage 3.5 V / 16 V
Digital IO/PWM 8/5
Analogue In 3
ICSP 1x6
Programming interface USB
USB Serial Controller USB-Micro
Flash Memory 32 KB
Board Version (if applicable) 1
Special Features JST battery connector
Connectivity Sewable/solderable connector pads
Dimensions 45 mm x 45 mm x 7 mm

The details and images are confused, so I can not work out whether this is a version 1 or version 2.  The image appears to be a v2 and in one place it states that it has a USB-micro connector like the v2.  However, in another place it states otherwise.

Asked by: ppp1
The unit we offer for sale is the v1 controller (ADA 1586) The other smaller units are additional neopixel v2 devices (ADA-1260) sold seperately.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-18
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