EL Sequencer/Escudo Dos Hookup Guide

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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.

SparkFun EL Sequencer

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SparkFun EL Escudo Dos

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Materials Required

To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend you have access to the following materials in addition to your Sequencer or Escudo Dos.

Suggested Reading

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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Getting Started with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire

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