The FLORA is small (1.75" diameter, weighing 4.4 grams). New! We're
now selling the Flora v2! The Flora v2 now comes with a micro-USB port
instead of a mini-USB port and a programmable NeoPixel installed (it's
connected to Digital 8, ready for your blinky commands)
The FLORA has built-in USB support. Built in USB means you plug it in
to program it, it just shows up - all you need is a Micro-B USB cable,
no additional purchases are needed! We have a modified version of the
Arduino IDE so Mac & Windows users can get started fast - or with the
new 1.6.4+ Arduino IDE, it takes only a few seconds to add
Flora-support. The FLORA has USB HID support, so it can act like a
mouse or keyboard to attach directly to computers.
FLORA has a small but easy to use onboard reset button to reboot the
system. The power supply is designed to be flexible and easy to use.
There is an onboard polarized 2 JST battery connector with protection
schottky diode for use with external battery packs from 3.5v to 16v DC
in. Can be used with LiIon/LiPoly, LiFe, alkaline or rechargeable
NiMh/NiCad batteries of any size. The FLORA does not have a LiPo
charger included by design, this allows safe use with multiple battery
types and reduces risk of fire as it is not recommended to charge
these batteries on fabric. We suggest one of our micro-lipo chargers
if you want to use LiPo batteries with FLORA.
FLORA has onboard power switch connected to 2A power FET for safe and
efficient battery on/off control, so you can power quite a bit without
burning out your switch. The FLORA has an onboard 3.3v 250mA regulator
with a protection diode and USB fuse so that the microcontroller
voltage is consistent and can power common 3.3v modules and sensors.
We spent a lot of time on the power supply because the FLORA power
system is specifically designed to allow easy control and power of a
large quantity of addressable NeoPixels. Flora can easily drive 50
pixels directly from the onboard power supply, or up to 500 with the
pixels externally powered by a separate 5V supply.
* FLORA is fabric friendly-- all the components on board are flush
to the PCB and won't snag delicate garments (it does not use FTDI
* FLORA is extremely beginner-friendly - it is difficult to destroy
the FLORA by connecting a battery backwards due to polarized connector
and protection diodes. The on-board regulator means that even
connecting a 9V battery will not result in damage or tears.
* The FLORA has 4 indicator LEDs: power good, digital signal LED for
bootloader feedback, data rx/tx. Also onboard is an ICSP connector for
easy reprograming for advanced users. Flora v2 even has an RGB
NeoPixel for even more colorful lighting.
* There are 14 sewing tap pads for attachment and electrical
connections. Data buses are interleaved with power and ground pads for
easy module and sensor attachments without worrying about overlapping
traces which are not possible with conductive thread.
* The FLORA works great with the Arduino IDE and is super easy to
install support if you have IDE 1.6.4 or later
The FLORA is not the first wearable Arduino / Arduino-compatible. Leah
Buechley's Lilypad was developed in 2007 and while they are both
round, FLORA is a completely new platform that works seamlessly with
the FLORA accessories.
The FLORA is made in NYC at Adafruit, it was designed by Limor Fried
(Ladyada), Adafruit's founder and engineer. Adafruit has a proven
track record of providing 100+ high-quality libraries for
Arduino/Arduino IDE, hundreds of tutorials, open-source code and
contributions to the Arduino project. Ladyada was a member of the MIT
wearables group and likes to sew.
You may get an off-white or black JST connector.
* Dimensions: 45mm round x 7mm thick/ 1.8" round x 0.3" thick
* Weight: 4.7g … more
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