PROJECT GUIDE: SMILEY

You will need a Piper Command Center for this Project

To complete this project you will need a Piper Computer Kit and a Piper Light Show.

Additionally, you will need to have either:

- The Arduino IDE installed on your computer

- Have the Arduino.create plug-in on your computer

IF YOU DON"T HAVE EITHER, START HERE!

 

Introduction

This project is entitled Smiley! We are going to program our Command Center + Light Show to show a Smiley Face and have it scroll across the LED Matrix.

My friend Reid Genauer is a musician and has written many songs including the one I am listening to right now entitled Conspire to Smile. Give it a listen if you need some inspiration!

Ready to get started? Let's do this.


STEP 1: Connect Light Show to Command Center

If your Light Show is already connected to your Command Center go to STEP 2.

If you have not connected your Light Show to your Command Center, please follow the Light Show blueprint that was included in the box. Or, please visit the Light Show Build project for a set of digital instructions.

 

STEP 2: Connect the USB

Let's connect your USB from your Command Center to your computer.


STEP 3: Download the Sketch