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Chasing LED Electronics kit

Chasing LED Electronics kit

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This kit produces a dynamic and customizable electronic marvel for electronics enthusiasts! The completed device has a 9x9 LED dot matrix which shows LED's chasing each other. The two adjustable potentiometers allow you to control the speed of the graphics – whether you want them to move swiftly or gradually.

The kit is an ideal STEM electronics project for intermediate level aspiring electronics engineers. It includes through-hole components which are generally easier to solder, but there are a lot of them and they are in close proximity which requires skills in soldering. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or a hobbyist, the kit offers an exciting and engaging way to bring your LED displays to life. This kit provides a lot of practise and entertainment value; the build takes from 3-6 hours, even for someone that is well accustomed to soldering.

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Further product information

Kit contains all components required to assemble this project including the PCB, resistors, LED's transistors, capacitors, IC's and associated sockets, potentiometers, and USB power chord.

The device can be powered by a 9V battery or USB power chord connected to a computer, laptop or charging device.


Age: 10+

Young children require adult supervision when soldering
Note: requires a soldering iron (not included). You can purchase one here: Soldering iron product page

Scientific principles illustrated

Creating this device involves a range of scientific concepts and skills, providing a valuable learning experience. Here are some key areas:

Circuit Design and Assembly

Concepts: Understanding how electrical circuits work, including the flow of current, voltage, and resistance. Understanding how PCB's enable manufacture of compact electronic devices.

Skills: Designing and assembling circuits using various components such as LEDs, potentiometers, and power supplies.

Electronic Components

Concepts: Recognition and understanding of different electronic components, their functions, and how they interact within a circuit. Understanding why some electronic components have polarity and must be installed in a specific orientation (such as LED's) whereas others can be installed in any configuration. Learn about the role of integrated circuits for processing information in a circuit.

Skills: Identifying and correctly placing components on a circuit board.

LED Technology

Concepts: Understanding the principles of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), their characteristics, and how they emit light.

Skills: Handling and integrating LEDs into the circuit. Gain an understanding of connecting LED's in sequence and series in order to achieve a desired effect.

Power and Voltage Regulation

Concepts: Knowledge of power requirements, voltage regulation, and the impact of different power sources.

Skills: Connecting and regulating power sources, ensuring compatibility with the components used. Knowing about the power requirements for different electronic components and how to use resistors to control the amount of current in order to prevent damage to components.

Analog Electronics

Concepts: Understanding analog signals, potentiometer operation, and the analog nature of adjustments in electronic circuits. Learn about fine-tuning with potentiometers and gain an understanding of how they function in other devices, such as radios.

Skills: Adjusting potentiometers to control the speed or behavior of the LED graphics.

Problem Solving

Concepts: Developing problem-solving skills when troubleshooting issues in the circuit during assembly.

Skills: Diagnosing and resolving problems that may arise during the assembly or operation of the kit.


Develop intricate soldering skills, which are crucial for electronics repair and prototyping. This kit includes through-hole components and integrated circuits (IC'a) and lays the foundation for advanced electronics projects.

Gain hands-on experience in these scientific concepts and develop practical skills in electronics. This knowledge and skill-set will contribute to a broader understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
LED Chaser - Nice kit for working with your child or grandchild.

Nicely made PCB and the design is wonderful for teaching the wonders of 555 timers and 4000 series ICs. I contacted support to obtain the schematic and they immediately sent me a copy so I can properly teach the theory of this circuit to my grandson. Super nice people at the science hut!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review, we really appreciate it! We're always just a message away if there's anything else we can help you with. Enjoy building the kit with your grandson :)

Edel Kelly
Electronics kit for my daughter

My husband is an electronics engineer and our kids are fascinated by what he does. So I got this electronics kit for our daughter and another one for our son... they are using some of his tools to assemble them and having a lot of fun! Thanks

Philip Jannsen
Great soldering practise

Very happy with this. Lots of components, so I was half expecting some of them to be blown or faulty but everything works perfectly. Nice little interactive gadget when it's assembled. While there are lots of components, this electronics kit is easy enough to assemble. A little case or housing would be a nice addition.

Mike Howard
Soldering practise

Got this to practise soldering as I want to learn to repair and restore older electronic devices like radios and TVs... it served it's purpose well, lots of soldering practise with all the components that are crammed onto this circuit board. Good few more kits of various difficulty levels available here, I ordered the 6-bit clock today, looking forward to receiving it.

Donald Fairbanks
Nice starter electronics project

Maybe not for a complete newbie since there's a lot of soldering required, but it's ideal if you already have some basic soldering skills. I gave this to my son (age 14) to get him started and he was able to complete most of it without my help. He was thrilled with it when it was finished, playing around with the controls to see how he could affect the light patterns. He's looking forward to his next electronics kit (the photo responsive robot) that I've already ordered.