Inventors Kit Experiment 10 - Using An RGB LED:This experiment puts the RGB LED to use. An RGB LED is a special LED that contains three separate LEDs in one package. As you might have guessed the three LEDs are Red, Green and Blue. The light from these LEDs can be mixed together to allow for the creation of many colours. We can use the PWM function of the BBC micro:bit to have a very fine control over the colours and shades The RGB LED included in this Inventor’s pack is a common cathode LED which means all three LEDs inside the package share the same negative leg.
Video Walk-Through With Hints & Tips:
Code Downloads:The code examples below have been individually zipped and can be downloaded by clicking on your preferred option. Once unzipped you can either open the and edit the code in appropriate editor or place the HEX file onto your microbit*.
MakeCode Editor & Python Code Downloads:
- This code was created with the MakeCode Editor, download the HEX file here.
- This code was created with the Python Editor, download the HEX file here.
Legacy Editors Code Downloads:NOTE: The legacy editors will disappear at some undisclosed point in the future. The code can still be placed on a microbit and will run regardless but you won't be able to use an editor. When that happens, switch to using one of the currently supported editors. We've already made the switch as the new editors are better and more fully featured.
Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources:
|Exp No#.||Experiment Name.||Resource Type.|
|1||Say Hello to the BBC micro:bit.||Further Help.|
|2 Pre V1.7||Using an LDR and analog inputs.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|2 V1.7||Using a Light Sensor & analog inputs.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|3||Dimming an LED using a potentiometer.||Further Help.|
|4||Using a transistor to drive a motor.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|5||Using the accelerometer to control motor speed.||Further Help.|
|6||Setting the tone with a piezo buzzer.||Further Help.|
|7||Wind Power.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|8||Making a game using the compass.||Further Help.|
|9||Capacitor charge circuit.||Further Help.|
|10||Using an RGB LED.||Further Help.|
|11||Making a pedestrian crossing.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|12||Making a random dice.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
Get The Kitronik Inventors Kit For The BBC microbit:We do two versions of the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit, with or without the BBC micro:bit included. Chose the option that is right for you from the links below. [product id="1696"] [product id="1740"]
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