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Open Heart Kit
Open Heart Kit

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Product Code: MKJR1

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The Open Heart is a matrix of individually addressable LEDs you can use to create a brooch or bag light with highly customizable animations. Attach it temporarily to fabrics with headers that you simply push through, or sew it into a project with conductive fabric for a more permanent setup. It's "Charlieplexed" so you need only 6 wires to control the 27 LEDs, and it works great with Arduino microcontrollers.

You'll need an Arduino microcontroller (not included) to complete this project as well as a soldering iron and basic hand tools.
  • Heart PCB
  • 27 red LEDs
  • 6 resistors
  • Right angle headers
  • Crimp housings with metal crimps
  • 6 wire cable

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Nice board, complicated to hook up February 6, 2009
Reviewer: Ben Combee from Brooklyn, NY United States  
The PC board is well laid out and it was easy to solder together.  However, connecting this to an Arduino proved challenging due to the 6-wire cable provided.  While the connectors to the board were fine, there was no connection method provided for the other end of the cable, and I found it very hard to work with the stranded wire.  Including something like a six-pin spring terminal connector (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8077) to make use with a breadboard easier would have been great.

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