In this workshop, I was taught how to use an arduino board, how to code it using simple terms, and how to illuminate neopixels.
Soldering was something I had done before, although I certainly improved my skills during this session, picking up on better ways of doing it than I had been doing before. I soldered together three neopixels- a type of LED that can produce any colour on the spectrum- using 3 strands of belt wire, and hooked it up to the Ardiuno board.
Then, using the arduino software, we programmed our strip of neopixels to light up in various different ways, using delays and patterns, which was a preprogrammed set of code. We also chose which colours to make our neopixels light up, and then did a part of the code on our on which made the neopixels turn off in reverse order.