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Arduino board and programming it.

Arduino Micro Controller for the Lights

The Arduino can be used for many things when It comes to R2.  The lights is a good reason to use one, as it makes them flash and do all sorts of interesting things.  I have the Arduino Pro Mini and it only cost about $10.  This is extremely inexpensive for something that does so much for our little droid.

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Arduino and FTDI Breakout

You will see above is the Arduino Pro Mini and attached to that in red is the FTDI Break out, used for uploading a sketch to  the Arduino.  The sketch controls the lights and what they do.



Soldering the Arduino to the RFL on a Teeces V3.2

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The lighting system works off of the Arduino Pro Mini from sparkfun.com and can be found HERE To get this to work, it needs to have a 5pin header soldered to it and then soldered to the PCB of the RFL. Once, the header is soldered, it would be a good idea to program a sketch into the Pro Mini. We need an FTDI, Mini USB programing cable, a driver for the FTDI, and the Arduino Program Software.