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Description: This is the same product as our Simon PTH Kit. The difference is this version comes in fancy clamshell packaging meant for our distributors that need it. Regular customers are welcome to order, but we want to limit the amount of extra packaging finding its way into the trash heap.

This is the latest version of our popular through-hole Simon Kit. We've made some changes to the board that should make it easier than ever for the beginner to build! All components are through-hole, making this kit a great place to start when you're learning to solder. When building this kit, you'll have a chance to solder a 28-pin microprocessor, LEDs, battery clips and more.

After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a greater knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, techniques, and terminology required to populate your own PCB prototype. You will have a development platform with 5 outputs (LEDs and buzzer), 5 inputs (buttons), and serial for debugging. And, of course, you'll have your very own Simon game!

Checkout the assembly instructions - we're pretty proud of them. The kit even includes batteries! Assembly time varies, but for a true beginner with no soldering experience, the kit can take 20-40 minutes to assemble. A soldering iron and wire cutters are the bare minimum tools required. We scoured the earth and found a really fantastic beginner's soldering iron for $10, solder for $2, and wire cutters for $2. We also have a Learn to Solder version of the kit which includes all the tools you'll need!

Kit Includes:

  • 1x ATmega328 - pre-programmed with Simon firmware
  • 1x Buzzer
  • 2x 0.1μF Cap
  • 1x 10K Resistor
  • 4x LEDs (blue, yellow, red, green)
  • 2x Slide Switch
  • 4x Battery Clips
  • 2x AA Batteries
  • 1x Button pad
  • 1x Bezel
  • 4x Standoffs and screws
  • 1x Assembly instructions

Note: The video below was made using the older version of out Simon kit, so there are a few components that won't be in the same place as in your kit, but the parts are still the same so the video should still be helpful.

Documents:

Replaces: RTL-09894

Comments 5 comments

  • Hi gang! Now with Simon Says MAGIC! you can teach the Simon kit a new Trick! With the substitute firmware you can still play Simon, but now it also doubles as a Magic Trick. Check it out. :)

    Extra info on hacking you Simon Here

  • Nice kit to get started with. I haven’t welded anything since high school, i.e. 11 years ago. Now on to some personal projects. Nice included guide, good job Sparkfun.

  • ‘Simon Says’??? Could’ve sworn this was just a clone of ‘Simon’. Then again, add a Text to Speech IC and then maybe it is.

    • doh! corrected by Wikipedia -

      “Simon is named for the simple children’s game of Simon says, but the gameplay is based on Atari’s unpopular Touch Me arcade game from 1974”

  • If only they had RGB LEDs under them…


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