I am proud to announce the release of my latest kit, a 5 way RGB-LED test module.A big thank you to those who have brought the PSU Kit, your kind support meant I was able to continue developing and create this kit.
To see more details see the main RGB-LED Kit Page
To Buy the Kit see the Shop
This kit has taken me quite a while to get ready, as I’ve debated quite a bit over the design for function, flexibility, form and ease of construction. It took me a while to finally decide on what I think is the best overall solution.
I really wanted to have a clear idea of the supporting tutorial material I would provide in the user manual and on the site to support it, so I spent a lot of time experimenting with code. I’ve now planned a structured series of guides to build up the basics and introduce increasingly complex concepts. This will include several aspects of Python which personally I have found hard to find clear details about (even with looking through a number of Python books), I hope to provide these over the coming weeks.
If all goes well, I will be able to develop the lessons further into some additional guides to make and create fun projects. I would also love to see what projects people use them for and will be glad to feature any interesting projects on the site (or link to them).
Control of the module requires 4 to 8 GPIO pins (depending on how many LEDs are being used) and it is designed to allow all 5 RGB-LEDs to be lit without excessive current draw. I have also considered as part of the design, being able to link up with some other planned modules to control multiple boards in future.
See the following link to see it in action:
Or check out the lessons in the header bar above under “My Hardware Kits”!
Finally, I’ve ensured the supplied manual (12-Pages A4 Colour) contains a similar level of detail to the PSU kit, and has everything needed to get you started:
- background details of RGB LEDs
- a detailed step by step construction guide with full-size colour photos
- the first level of the tutorials (first steps using bash and python scripts)
For more information about the principles behind these kits see my previous blog post: