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Powering Arduino Pro Mini + Driving LED Strip

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Powering Arduino Pro Mini

Just looking for a second opinion on my circuit below. Wired up everything works great, but last night as i was unplugging the FTDI programmer something seemed to have happend, and the mini was bricked.

I'm not sure if it has to do with my wiring below, or if it was me unplugging the cable in a haphazard manner.

What I'm attempting to do is run my arduino from 12v wall supply, but also drive an LED strip with it. I'm just unsure if this is the best way to go about it, any advice is welcome.

Thanks Justin

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