Surface Mount Soldering for Beginners

You will learn the basics of surface mount soldering by assembling your own Blinking Eyes kit.





Entertain your trick-or-treaters with one or more of the blinking-eyes board.   Place in the bushes, shrubs or dark area to create the effect of a small creature watching you.

The two LEDs are normally "on" and periodically flick off.  The "on" time is adjustable from about 1 second up to 5 seconds.  It really does look  like something is watching you! 

Place three or more in an area to create an even more spectacular effect. Adjust each board to blink at a different rate for a truly eerie experience.


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  • Joseph L.

    I couldn't make this one and sincerely hope the you offer it again!!!

    October 23, 2013

  • Paul P.

    Next week we build warbots, yes?

    October 23, 2013

  • David G.

    Sounds like fun, but I'll be giving a talk at the Las Vegas Ruby Group.

    October 23, 2013

  • Cynthia C.

    I'm a rank amatuer at electronics - would I actually be able to make a workable blinking eye?

    October 13, 2013

    • krux

      yes, many people are intimidated by it, but it's really not that hard.

      October 13, 2013

    • Cynthia C.

      Okay, I am trusting you guys!! You may need to provide a bit of assitance.

      October 13, 2013

  • Mark J K.

    Claude, Totally! I'll work on providing details for adding your own programming header as well as schematics. The is board was made to be hackable.

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see you have 5 pads at J1. I'm going to jump in and assume this is in-circuit programming. Will you release schematic details so that I can reprogram this blinky with Arduino as ISP? Will you release the code so that I can learn how to program the AVR chip? Oh yea BTW Eagle files would be worth asking for - as long as I am asking.
    Thanks
    -mack-

    October 12, 2013

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