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  • if you're able to look closely enough, you will see arrows along the strip indicating which way the data flows along the strip (data can only run in one direction on this strip). you hook power and data from your microcontroller to one end of the strip only. the leads on the other side are for chaining to another strip or to single units. thus, you can leave one side unconnected to anything else if you're using just the one strip. hope this helps.

  • I was forced to go to the Adafruit website because Sparkfun didn't have as much product selection (for LED projects, in this case, which are getting more popular).

  • update: this worked great for a few times. then the leads just popped out after normal handling. the connections on the body are too deep to solder the leads back. easier to buy another (different) one anyway.

  • this works great generally, but the leads are a little too flexible. once you bend them a certain way, it's hard for them to stick in a breadboard or other device.

  • in the photo with the black background, what is the item with the three prongs called? is that the mating connector that comes with it?

  • I bought these and they're easy to push, but they have to be pressed down all the way for the circuit to close/activate.

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