EL Sequencer/Escudo Dos Hookup Guide
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Heads up! Originally, this tutorial was written to configure an XBee Series 1 to communicate in transparency mode. However, this can apply to the XBee Series 3 module as long as you configure the firmware to the legacy 802.15.4 protocol. For more information, check out the Exploring XBees and XCTU tutorial.
The SparkFun EL Sequencer is an Arduino-comptabile microcontroller, with circuitry for controlling up to eight strands of electroluminescent (EL) wire. The Arduino shield version of the Sequencer is the SparkFun EL Escudo Dos, and it can be used with any Arduino Uno footprint-compatible microcontroller.
To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend you have access to the following materials in addition to your Sequencer or Escudo Dos.
If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend reviewing them before beginning to work with the EL Sequencer or Escudo Dos.
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