Lux Spectralis

Replacement: None. We do not have a direct replacement for the Lux Spectralis. Due to slow sales, we've decided to retire this kit. This page is for reference only.

The Lux Spectralis is a deluxe RGB (red, green and blue) LED (light emitting diode) blinky that you can build. A small microcontroller (ATtiny13) is preprogrammed with many different fun display modes (pulse in/out, slowly changing between colors, etc) that you can select with the pushbutton.

Soldering is required. You will need a soldering iron, some solder and a pair of wire cutters to assemble the kit. You will also need 3 AAA batteries.


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  • Kamiquasi / about 13 years ago / 2

    Very nice little 'blinky'.. a few notes, though...
    1. Read the Assembly Instructions, lest you're left wondering what happened to the 2nd transistor / 5th resistor (shown in the product photo, but not included and not necessary!)
    2. Get an 8-pin DIP socket if you ever plan on re-programming the ATiny / replacing it - a low-profile one won't raise the IC too much.
    3. In its current layout, the transistor sits a fair bit higher than the LED. However, if you bend the leads 90 degrees so that the transistor casing ends up beside the resistors, its side sits very slightly lower than the flush corners of the LED. Now you can fit it very tightly inside a little pillbox.

  • crimony / about 14 years ago / 1

    1. Mode power on // power on behavior
    2. Mode white 5 min nightlight
    3. Mode white 30min
    4. Mode white 25%
    5. Mode white 50%
    6. Mode white 100%
    7. Mode red 25%
    8. Mode red 100%
    9. Mode green 25%
    10. Mode green 100%
    11. Mode blue 25%
    12. Mode blue 100%
    13. Mode yellow 25%
    14. Mode yellow 100%
    15. Mode aqua 25%
    16. Mode aqua 100%
    17. Mode violet 25%
    18. Mode violet 100%
    19. Mode wash 1 25%
    20. Mode wash 1 100%
    21. Mode wash 2 25%
    22. Mode wash 2 100%
    23. Mode wash 3 25%
    24. Mode wash 3 100%
    25. Mode wash 4 25%
    26. Mode wash 4 100
    27. Mode flash white
    28. Mode flash red
    29. Mode flash green
    30. Mode flash blue
    31. Mode flash red green
    32. Mode flash red blue
    33. Mode flash green blue
    34. Mode blink white
    35. Mode blink red
    36. Mode blink green
    37. Mode blink blue
    38. Mode max // off

  • Johnnie / about 14 years ago / 1

    This is a nice little 15 minute project I gave my son. It will probably end up in a translucent snowman come Christmas time.
    Is there a listing of the display modes documented somewhere?

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