Monday, August 15, 2011

MAKE'ing the LOL Shield with Super Sylvia

MAKE: - Super Awesome Sylvia Shows How to Build the LOL Shield Kit

"Super Awesome Sylvia is back with an all new video about the LOL Shield! Take it away, Sylvia!

For this build, we’re laughing out loud at how many LEDs we’re going to solder in for the LOL (Lots of LEDs) Shield by our good buddy, Jimmie Rodgers! Let’s go!
For this blinky build, we’ll need:

  • The LOL Shield kit from the Maker Shed
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • An Arduino
  • A Computer
  • A USB Cable
  • Wire snips
  • And last but not least, a vice or helper hands (not required, but really useful!)

First, get yourself a nice clear workspace and carefully dump out the contents of the kit. There’s a lot of LEDs in there! I mean a LOT! Take all your parts and lay them out. You should have one PCB, 133 itty bitty LEDs, and one 36 pin header strip. The LEDs are first, so get that soldering iron hot!



That's just awesome on so many levels...

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