Our wearable animated LED display Blue-Board Kit with 13 select-able light patterns not only teaches how to solder, but also introduces how a micro-controller can be used to create a light display. Most “Learn to Solder” kits barely give enough soldering practice to become proficient and the instructions are minimal. We include detailed instructions on how to solder along with safety details and a schematic. It includes “Fast Start” soldering instructions as a review for those who have had some soldering experience.  Our kit has 40 solder joints, enough to become comfortable with soldering.

By using a micro-controller chip and a technique called “charlieplexing,” (which is explained in the kit) only 4 signal lines are required to control the LED s, instead of the usual 10 for its 13 select-able light patterns. The completed Blue-Board can be programmed with patterns by writing new code into the chip using a programming module (the PICkit-2 series is a common one - not included). 

Kids become very excited at our convention workshops when they have built the Blue-Board.  Then they want to show it to their friends who want to build and wear one! All parts, battery, safety lanyard are included with detailed instructions and schematic.

Recommended Age 10 and up (7 – 9 with an Adult).

Learn to Solder Kit: Blue-Board

SKU: 61140120053
  • If any parts are missing or incorrect, or if you need assistance, write to us at info@appliedinspirations.com. We will ship the needed part and answer your questions promptly.

  • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
    (This item was manufactured prior to August 31st, 2018) See home page for further details.

We believe we have the highest quality kits in the “kit” industry (read our testimonials). Unlike most electronic kits, all our kits include a schematic, detailed printed instructions, and teaching material explaining the why and how things work. Our Hands-on Electronics Courses (LED Scope) take students from no knowledge into the college level and prepares them for a basic Electronics Technician job or Technical Career. Our hands-on kits and courses are self-instructional (homeschool moms do not need to learn electronics), but can be used individually, in classrooms,  or homeschool co-ops.

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Applied Inspirations, LLC

Bethlehem, CT 06751

           WARNING: All our products  contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(Our items were manufactured prior to August 31st, 2018)

As of August 2018 the State of California has changed the requirements of the “Prop 65” law. We now must list on our website any possible chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive problem.

As an example:
   ABS Plastic contains styrene
   PVC wire insulation can contain Ki(2-ethythexl)phthalate (DEHP)
   electrolytic capacitors can contain Ethlene glycol
   Brass can contain Lead
   Flame retardant pc boards can contain Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)
   Aluminum alloys can contain Chromium

To put it simply, we are a small company and do not have the resources to test every single part, so we list every thing as hazardous. Please recycle all electronic parts responsibly and under no circumstance eat, drink, or smoke these parts and wash your hands after touching!