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Heart LED Electronics STEM kit

Heart LED Electronics STEM kit

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Unleash your inner electronics enthusiast with this LED Heart DIY Electronic Kit – a captivating STEM project designed for beginners who are taking up electronics as a hobby. Watch your child's sense of accomplishment shine when they complete this project and see it light up for the first time!

The device uses through-hole electronic components (LED's, resistors, and an integrated circuit) that are relatively easy to mount on the heart-shaped printed circuit board (PCB), even for a novice. It provides excellent soldering practice and helps to develop skills in handling electronic components necessary to move onto more advanced electronics projects.

Powered by 2 AAA batteries, this portable creation allows you to enjoy its radiant glow without being tethered to a power source. Wherever you go, bring the brilliance of your LED Heart with you. Crafted for an immersive and user-friendly experience, the completed heart-shaped device serves as a mesmerizing LED light display. The kit includes an acrylic case with a stand, providing both protection and a stylish display. The transparent casing invites you to witness the intricate components that power the light show from this decorative masterpiece.

Whether you're a seasoned electronics hobbyist or a curious beginner, this LED Heart DIY Electronics STEM Kit promises an engaging and educational journey. Let the vibrant colors and dynamic effects capture your imagination, turning this creation into a centerpiece on your desk or a unique addition to your home decor.

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Product features

  • Includes a STC89C52RC CPU plus IC socket
  • Refer to product image gallery for complete list of components
  • Width: 88 mm
  • Height: 78 mm
  • Depth: 30 mm

Age: 10+

Young children require adult supervision when soldering
Note: requires a soldering iron (not included) and finished project requires 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Scientific principles illustrated

The Heart LED Electronics STEM kit provides insights into some key scientific principles including:

Circuitry and Electricity

Learn about the flow of electricity and the function of components in electronics. Understanding the function of individual electronic components is crucial for electronic engineers.

The kit includes 32 LEDs and demonstrates how they can be programmed via the CPU to provide visual output from a circuit.

It includes capacitors which store and release electrical energy, acting as temporary reservoirs that smooth voltage fluctuations, filters signals, and facilitate timing functions in electronic circuits.

It includes resistors which are for controlling current to protect sensitive components such as low voltage LEDs. Learners gain an understanding of how different electronic components require different electrical conditions to work properly.

Soldering Techniques

Gain practical experience in soldering, a fundamental skill in electronics. For engineers wishing to design their own electronic devices, traditional soldering skills are essential for prototyping. The skills one learns from this beginner level project will provide an excellent basis to progress onto more advanced electronics projects.

Central Processing Units

The kit includes an integrated CPU that gives insight into the complexity involved in today's electronic devices. You will learn about the role of CPU's to process electrical signals and control the visual output of the circuit. For this circuit, the CPU controls the sequence in which the LED's light up in addition to the colour of the light emitted. This knowledge is important for understanding advanced electronic systems.

Power sources

The kit also provides learners with practice installing a battery compartment into a circuit. Since many devices these days are powered by USB/integrated batteries, this element of the project broadens learners perspectives on the variety of power sources that can be employed in devices.

Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Assembling the kit involves working with a printed circuit board. Learners gain insight into PCB design. They can explore the intricacies of the PCB to learn how connections are made. They also learn how parts are strategically arranged on PCBs to ensure devices are as small as possible (which makes them more practical) while also ensuring low interference between components.

Practical Problem Solving

Building the LED heart encourages budding electronics engineers to troubleshoot and problem-solve. They learn to find issues in the circuits and how to fix problems. This promotes a practical approach to solving real challenges in electronics.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Edel Kelly
Gifts for the kids

My husband is an electronics engineer and our kids love to watch him work in his workshop. I got them each one of these electronics kits so they can work alongside him... they are using some of his tools to make the kits and really enjoying it! Thanks

Deirdre Grennan
Easy assemble

12 year old daughter was able to make it with some help from her dad. Would like to see more of these products on the site.

Deshaun Donnelly
Valentines gift

PCB and high quality components. Great gift for Valentine's Day.

Willow Beier
Works great

Very nice kit. Kids loved it. Everything worked just fine.

Sean Considine
Great kit

Working great, perfect DIY project to kill time.
3 Hours of work. Perfect instructions.