Blink any color you need! Use the Tri-Color LED board as a simple indicator, or by pulsing the red, green, and blue channels, you can create any color. Very bright output. This is a common anode design - to turn on a channel you simply need to ground one of the R/G/B pins to illuminate that channel.
LilyPad is a wearable technology developed by Leah Buechley and cooperatively designed by Leah and SparkFun. Each LilyPad was creatively designed to have large connecting pads to allow them to be sewn into clothing. Various input, output, power, and sensor boards are available. They're even washable!
Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of e-textiles.
Check out the activity guide's Arduino code and examples using a LilyPad Simple Board with the LilyPad TRi-Color RGB LED:
Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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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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So this is a great little LED. It is kind of weak but what do you expect for the price. Also make sure you look at the schematic. This device is normally off so a high to one of the pins will make the LED off.
The light produced from the LED is incredibly dim.
Sorry to hear about the dim LEDs. Have you contacted our technical support department @ firstname.lastname@example.org - they may be able to help get you a replacement that's brighter or help figure out how to get the LEDs to be a bit brighter. These LEDs are normally not particularly dim.