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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 provides 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.

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.

Soldering

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.

Ships from: International Warehouse

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Edward Costello
Great for soldering practise

Neat little circuit that gives you plenty of practise at soldering, about 100 spot-welds altogether. Took about 2-3 hours to make, and I consider myself to have fairly good soldering technique. Would be nice if this product could be expanded to allow you to program it to display anything you want, but for what it is, it's a great little kit.

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Briana Mayert
Nice item

Product is as described and works fine. Satisfied with it

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Gillian Halvorson
Great!

Everything arrived and the right parts. Very quick shipment. When assembled, I'll add photos. Thank you.