Introduction: Solder Together Flashing RGB LED Project
Do you know someone who wants to learn a bit about electronics? Wiring up some components is the first step in starting the journey. Or maybe you just want to try out some of these cool Flashing RGB LEDs! With a total project cost of between $2.00 and $3.00 the time is right to try some of these things out. They can add some fun to the holidays that are just around the corner, these RGB LEDs will be on sale for the next while so that you can get some to spruce up the holiday season.
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Step 1: Gather the Parts and Tools
The parts needed are:
1 X 9 Volt Battery Snap
1 X Flashing RGB LED
1 X 470 ohm Resistor (not required at the moment since a compatible resistor is included with the purchase of the LED)
1X LED Mounting Board
1 X 6mm Heat shrink
Soldering Iron & Solder
Hot Air Gun
Step 2: Solder in the Resistor
Insert the resistor in the R1 location and solder it in place.
Step 3: Solder in RGB LED
The LED is polarity sensitive. The short lead goes into the #5 hole, the long lead goes into the #6 hole. Solder it in place and clip the leads.
Step 4: Wire in the 9 Volt Battery Snap
The black lead of the battery snap goes to the #3 hole, the red lead goes to the #2 hole. Solder it in place.
Step 5: Add the Optional Heat Shrink
If you want to dress up the bare LED mounting board you can cut some heat shrink and heat it over the assembly. Be careful not to heat the LED.
Step 6: Have Fun With the Cool Color Changing RGB Lights
Now plug it into a 9 volt battery and have some fun. Watch the video in the intro to see what it should look like when you are done.