Hello, whilst I consider myself a very good software engineer, electronics is not my strong point and I'm very much a newb when it comes to electronics.
I have been working on a project which I want to connect to my car at some point. The links to the demos to show what it does are below:
The plan is to interface these to the CAN bus network in my Audi A5, when complete I will fix it in the top of the rear window. I want to right up a demo using push buttons of this type:
So far I've used an Arduino Uno for the prototype, but I will probably move over to a smaller Arduino based board for the final setup. I have a Can Bus adapter which I'm not currently using. I've got the neopixels connected to pin 6. My problem is this, I want to use a number of push buttons to simulate signals from the car before I implement the can bus interface.
I've hooted up a single switch to pin 7 with the GND and 5V either side of the switch. I haven't modified my code yet to implement the switch, however when I push the button, the neopixels stop animating.
I'm not sure what I've done wrong and how I can power the neopixels and the button without the button effecting the pixels?