Creating beautiful projects with Colour Tails is easy. They are plugged into CodeBug using the black Extension connector at the bottom of CodeBug.
Colour Tails give your CodeBug easy control of colourful lights in interesting shapes. They are really fun to play with and easy to use. The LED lights on Colour Tails are RGB (Red Green Blue) so they can produce any colour you can think of, by mixing different brightnesses of the Red Green and Blue light.
Colour Tails can be controlled with a few simple blocks.
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Connecting your Colour Tail
It is recommended that you connect your Colour Tail after plugging in the Micro USB cable into CodeBug and disconnect your Colour Tail before unplugging the Micro USB from your CodeBug, to avoid damaging the devices. Take care when plugging in or unplugging devices from CodeBug.
To fit a Colour Tail to CodeBug, place the Colour Tail on a table with the LEDs facing upwards, then placing CodeBug with LEDs side up, gently slide CodeBug’s expansion socket onto the 6 pin connector on the Colour Tail.
When reprogramming CodeBug with the Colour Tail attached, you can pull the end of the USB cable that plugs into the computer instead of the end that plugs into CodeBug, then (while holding button A) plug it back into the computer.
Controlling your Colour Tail
Placing your Colour Tail
CodeBug Colour Tails have mounting holes and CodeBug has holes in its legs that you can use to tie them to anything you like. You can use zip ties or thread to secure your Colour Tail and CodeBug.
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