WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering KitThe WeevilEye is a through-hole soldering kit designed for the beginner. It has a low parts count so even young kids can easily complete it. Once it's put together the red LED 'eyes' light up brighter or darker according to how much light is getting to the photosensor. This kit comes with all of the parts you need to build your own WeevilEye as well as an instructional kit card that will guide you through the assembly process. For the WeevilEye Manual, click here.
Binary Blaster KitBinary Blaster is a game designed to help teach what binary numbers are and how to convert from decimal (and hexadecimal) to binary quickly. The game displays a value on the dual 7-segment displays, and the player is challenged to press the buttons in a way that represents the binary equivalent. Pressing a specific button allows a player to 'set' that bit while leaving a button alone leaves the bit 'clear'. There are four buttons on the Binary Blaster, each one represents a bit giving the player 15 different binary number possibilities. If the player gets all 15 correct, they win! Additionally, each blaster also displays a time score after each game, giving the player the ability to keep track of their fastest speed and practice to get even faster! Each Binary Blaster comes as an easy to assemble PTH soldering kit, and it's up to you to solder it all together! If you're new to soldering and looking to learn about the wonderful world of binary, then the Binary Blaster Kit is a great place to start! For Assembly Instructions & How to Play, click here.
H2OhNo! ATtiny Dev Board / Water AlarmThe H2OhNo! is a water sensor alarm kit that you build yourself. When water is detected across the sense pins, an alarm goes off and an LED starts blinking. If you've ever had a water heater explode or tried to create submersible electronics, you know how important it is to be able to detect when water is around! Underneath the default function of H2OhNo! is a small but powerful development board for the ATtiny85 microcontroller. The board includes a buzzer, LED, a coin cell battery, and the ability to detect analogue and digital sensors. This mixture of parts creates a great low-cost tool to learn how to program and sense things. This board can be re-programmed to be an Annoy-A-Tron (originally made by Think Geek). Please annoy respectfully, otherwise your board may get demolished. For a Hookup Guide, click here.
PicoBoardThe PicoBoard allows you to create interactions with various sensors. Using the Scratch programming language, you can easily create simple interactive programs based on the input from sensors. The PicoBoard incorporates a light sensor, sound sensor, a button and a slider, as well as 4 additional inputs that can sense electrical resistance via included cables. Designed for educators and beginners, the PicoBoard is a good way to get into the very basics of programming and reading sensors. To get started, click here.
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