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May 14, 2012
about 7 months ago
I found the pipes impossible to click together—until I warmed up the socket end with a hairdryer. Much easier.
about 11 months ago
I have just proven to myself that this board DOES NOT work for interfacing a Teensy 3.0/3.1 to WS2812B LEDs (aka Neopixels.) Glitches like a bastard.
Do NOT waste your time with this, use the 74HCT245 like everyone who’s actually tried it recommends.
(That said I’m having success just plugging the DIN on the strips directly to a Teensy’s digital pin.)
about 2 years ago
I had exactly the same issue, trying the addon you link here from Dropbox fixed it. Thanks.
about 3 years ago
These FCI “Clincher” parts and their friends are great in theory, but in practice I had a lot of difficulty getting them to crimp properly onto RGB LED strips. First problem was you need quite a length of track on the flat flex to seat them properly (at least 10mm) which you don’t have on the strips I was using. Secondly, I had difficulty getting a good crimp without the proper tool. Which costs ~USD$2000. I don’t know if these things are problems with the plain flat flex Sparkfun suggests above.
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