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The Spectacle Light Kit makes it easy to illuminate your next project at the push of a button! The Light Kit provides a simple, straightforward way to incorporate exact control over lighting in your next or current project. Inside each Spectacle Light Kit you will find all the boards required to create a lighting project (the Spectacle Director, Light, and Button Boards), as well as all the accessories needed to get you hooked up and shining!
We have written an in-depth User's Guide and Light Kit Hookup Guide to help direct you through each step of setting up this and any kit in the Spectacle product line. You will be surprised by how easy and quick it is to make yourself into a Spectacle!
Spectacle is a product ecosystem centered around a simple idea: creative people shouldn’t have to learn new skills to use electronics in their projects. You’ve spent years developing the skills you use, and SparkFun wants to recognize that and help you expand your creations to include electronics without requiring you to spend years learning about electronics and programming.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Noob - Programming will be limited to basic drag and drop interfaces like ModKit or Scratch. You won't be writing code, but you will still need to understand some basics of interfacing with hardware. If you?re just using a sensor, it's output is analog.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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tried for hours to get spectacle to communicate with the director board. Volume issues may have been a problem but sometimes it worked so I am not so sure. I dont like the fact that the code can be broken by simply telling the lights to stay on for a little time longer than the initial example. Seems very user unfriendly and the lack of documentation or links to the code don't help.
I played with this for a short time when I got it in 2017. It never worked right or consistently so it went to the closet. I pulled it out today Oct '19 and find it needs an audio jack, which neither my phone nor my laptop have anymore without messing with unreliable adapters.