Hanukkah comes remarkably early this year, starting on Thanksgiving day, November 28.
Today, just in the nick of time, we are releasing two new LED menorah kits for 2013 that complement our consistently popular Deluxe LED Menorah Soldering Kit.
The first kit, the Deluxe Electronic Breadboard Menorah Kit, is a response to two requests that we frequently receive: (1) for an LED menorah kit that doesn’t require soldering and (2) for a menorah kit with assorted multicolor LEDs— for that assorted-color candle look. (Nailed it!)
The kit includes a 6″ transparent breadboard, 10 mm LEDs in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and warm white, a control button, battery holder, and a pre-programmed microcontroller.
While the electronic components— the microcontroller, resistors, control switch, and LEDs —are essentially the same as in the Deluxe LED Menorah Kit, we’ve had to make quite a few changes to the layout and firmware to redesign the circuit to lay out so neatly on a breadboard. Additionally, as the perceived brightness of different LED colors can vary quite a bit, we’ve included a specific set of per-color resistors to even out the overall brightness levels.
The Deluxe Electronic Breadboard Menorah Kit is in stock now, and ready to make happy campers on some night(s) of Hanukkah this year.
For the second new kit, the multicolor Special Edition Deluxe LED Menorah Kit, we’ve brought the assorted multicolor LEDs back to our original Deluxe LED Menorah Soldering Kit. Because, why should breadboarders have all the fun?
And it even looks good with the lights off! The new Special Edition LED Menorah Kit is in stock and shipping now.
2 thoughts on “Two New Menorah Kits”
Would it be possible to post the assembly instructions for the solderless kit? (if there are any)
I’m wondering if this kit would be suitable for somebody who has no electronics experience at all. Does it call out the row/col number for every resistor, jumper, etc?
And I presume it will work without clipping the leads shorter if the person doesn’t have any clippers, though of course would look much messier, and all the LED’s would have the same height…
We’ve posted the assembly instructions here: http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/Deluxe_Electronic_Breadboard_Menorah_Kit
Printed instructions are included with the kit and are very helpful, because there’s an actual size component bending guide on the page. And yes, they are quite explicit, detailing every row and column, for every component. No prior electronics experience is expected. We do say that wire clippers are “required,” but you can get away with using a pair of sharp scissors.
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