RGB-LED Kit

Multi-Colour RGB LED Learning Module Hobby/Education Kit for Raspberry Pi

Completed assembled unit shown (Raspberry Pi not included – Pin Header Model shown with optional RPi GPIO Pins to Pin Header Connector Cable) – “Kit B”.

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Purchasing

For details on how to buy, prices and stock, see:

The Meltwater’s Pi Hardware Shop.

Purchase Options:

(add £4.50 for shipping outside of UK)

A: £14.49 – Self-Solder Kit with detailed user manual with Pin Header

B: £15.99 – Self-Solder Kit with detailed user manual with Pin Header – (including optional RPi GPIO Pins to Pin Header Connector Cable)

C: £24.49 – Assembled & Tested with detailed user manual with Pin Header
D: £25.99 – Assembled & Tested with detailed user manual with Pin Header – (including optional RPi GPIO Pins to Pin Header Connector Cable)

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Lessons:

RGB-LED Lesson 0 – The Absolute Basics GPIO

RGB-LED Lesson 1 – Creating Python Libraries (& Colours)

Introduction:

This kit contains all the components and instructions required to build RGB (Red-Green-Blue) LED Module for learning programming (Bash/Python etc) using the Raspberry Pi Computer.  Full background design manual, assembly instructions and example programs with follow up tutorials on-line.

 

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Kit is supplied unassembled – fully-assembled & hand-soldered version is available at additional cost (selected above).

  

Please contact me if you have any additional questions, comments or suggestions.

About my kits:

This kit is designed with the concept of “Learning Through Practical Thinking” at its core.  The idea is that learning is much more effective when combined with physical activity and discovery, rather than straightforward reading and repetition of cold facts.  Therefore this and future kits will be developed which encourage development of new skills and to apply them as part of practical projects.

I donate a lot of my time to the MagPi magazine (http://www.themagpi.com), a group which produce a magazine aimed at supporting and encouraging people to learn and develop their skills using the Raspberry Pi.  Check out their kickstarter campaign to print the 2012 collection (http://kck.st/TvkdvG) . 

The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer aimed at improving and furthering education (http://www.raspberrypi.org).

The proceeds shall be used to further develop more kits and create in-depth supporting material (such as programming guides and exercises).

Features:

  •         Great way to get started with hobby electronics
  •         Includes 5 bright multi-colour RGB LEDs (common-cathode)
  •         Compact design (approximately  20x25x75mm HxWxL)
  •         Full colour assembly manual
  •         Easy to follow assembly instructions
  •         Includes background information and example programs (bash/python) – with additional tutorials to be added to support site.
  •         Strip-board prepared with all required track-cuts

In addition to the kit, you will need the following equipment (not supplied):

  •         Soldering Iron
  •         Solder
  •         Wire cutters
  •         Suitable work area (a surface which is flat and will not be damaged by heat) – A wooden board or heat-mat can be used to protect surfaces if required.
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Recommended additional equipment (not supplied):

  •         A basic Multi-meter/Voltage Meter (useful to check the circuit is working correctly)
  •         Solder “sucker” or de-soldering wick (to help remove solder if you make a mistake)
  •         Safety Glasses (please protect your eyes from damage)
  •         Long nose piers
  •         Hobby Knife/Scalpel

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* General Terms:

This is purely a hobby project, designed specifically as an educational example only.  In event of component loss, or failure due to incorrect wiring or driving by voltage/current (even if within the rated limits) replacements parts will only be supplied at customer’s own cost (including postage).  It is recommended that this device is not used in a situation where it is unsupervised or likely to cause injury or damage in case of failure or fire.  No guarantee or assurances can be given that the unit will operate without failure or damage.  No liability will be accepted for damage or injury resulting from the use of this kit.  Use of this kit is entirely at your own risk.  It is recommended that the circuit output is checked with a multi-meter/voltage-meter prior to connecting to any equipment.  Components and strip-board may vary in colour and appearance, and specification.  Returns cannot be accepted on used/part used kits.

Comments
  1. ColinD says:

    Saw these great kits in action at the Raspberry Pi @Bristol Boot Camp. One thing that makes these stand out above other kits I’ve seen is the quality of the instructions that have been written. Step by step, point by point with very clear diagrams and photographs that take one from start to finish. Tim has clearly put in a huge investment of time, energy and passion on the instructions to go with the kits and the quality of the end product is all the better for it.

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