Circuit Snowflake Ornament Kit

Alpenglow IndustriesSKU: CSF-0001

Sale price$14.95


We're bringing back some old school breadboarding nostalgia! The snowflake is laser cut from MDF and the kit includes:

1 - Circuit Snowflake
1 - Length of Ribbon
1 - Battery Holder ON/OFF Switch
1 - CR2032 Battery
2 - Screws
6 - Self Flashing RGB LEDs
6 - Red Wires
6 - Blue Wires

 About the Kit:

Let it snow! If you're in the northern hemisphere for the holidays and a place cold enough for snow! If those don't apply, check out our Festive Palm Tree. This cool artwork was designed by Leeborg!

With this kit, we're bringing back old-school breadboards! You assemble it by sticking the LEDs through the board, using wire-wrap to attach them to 2 screw posts, and also wrap the battery holder wires around the screw posts. Full instructions are here! This is a great activity for those new to electronics, or for old-school hacks that just want to have a bit of fun with a project that's quick and gratifying.

A Note on Battery Life:
It is very difficult to balance a love for All Things Blinky with small unobtrusive battery sources. We've provided a CR2032 battery and holder with this kit precisely because it's small and can't provide a ton of current (and is therefore much safer when accidentally shorted than a rechargeable lithium ion). But this means there's not a lot of overhead for the blue in each of the RGB LEDs. They start out very bright and rainbow-flashing, and then blue and magenta colors fade relatively quickly. Red, green, and yellow stick around for a lot longer, and then it diminishes to all red at the very end. Since these are holiday-themed, we were OK with this behavior. One CR2032 will generally last about 15 hrs until it completely goes out, so we recommend leaving it on for a few hours in the evening, instead of all day long. If you'd like longer battery life, you can use 2 AA or AAA batteries instead. You'll need a holder for them like this or this.

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