The Plough is possibly the most easily identified constellation in the night sky and this kit contains seven light-emitting diodes arranged in the pattern of its brightest stars. When switched on, the l.e.d.s flash on and off, independently, to make a sparkling display.
AVAILABLE versions of this kit contain seven l.e.d.s of a single colour (either all blue,
all green, all pink, all red or all yellow).
Please state the COLOUR you require in the "note to seller" box at the checkout.
Watch the circuit working on the Irby Electronics YouTube channel.
When this circuit was tested, a set of Duracell Plus Power batteries was still producing a good light output after 120 hours of continuous use.
The circuit is made on foam board (approx. 16 cm x 10 cm) and requires 2 x AA batteries (not supplied). The joints in the circuit can be made by simply twisting wires together and then crimping the connection with pliers. Soldering, however, makes a better electrical joint.
These tools are needed to make this kit (not supplied):
small pliers for bending component leads,
small wire cutters for cutting link wire,
slotted screwdriver for securing foam board to wooden base,
small, low power soldering iron, e.g. 15 watt, 18 watt or 25 watt (only if soldering is to be attempted).
Please read the safety warning in the About Irby Electronics section before ordering a kit.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Irby Electronics within 3 days of receiving payment.
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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.