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Dwayne found a way to squeeze a little more out of the 8 pin PIC (12F683), thus the 3x3 Matrix Blinkie was created.
It's a 2.1" by 3.2" double-sided circuit board with a mounting pin on the back side that requires assembly and soldering. It has 9 single or bi-color LEDs that will display various user-selectable patterns. There is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards. This blinkie design was introduced in 2008 at Duckon 17
One of the special features of the 3x3 are the 5 push buttons. Why 5 push buttons? Because Dwayne could - he's still contemplating what he wants them to do.
Some beginners (and some experts) have had trouble soldering the four battery holders and the mounting pin to the board. The circuit boards come with these components already soldered on.
3x3 LED Matrix Blinkie Kit
- 9 single or bi-color LEDs
- IR transmitter
- IR receiver
- Multiple patterns
- 5 buttons
- Designed to use PIC 12F683.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 April, 2008.