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RGB LED Breakout

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Control RGB LEDs with this daisy-chainable breakout board.

Red Green and Blue (RGB) LEDs are great for lighting up all sorts of colors. Using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) you can get a whole analog array of different colors all across the visible spectrum. This board has 5 inputs: 5V, Red, Green, Blue, and Ground.

Naked PCB

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The PCB for surface mount version of this board naked except for its starry silkscreen.

Soldering Video

Watch the RGB breakout board being made. The actual process takes about 20 minutes but here you watch it go down in 40 seconds.

Parts

Title Description # Cost Link Picture
RGB LED Clear Common Cathode Value: (800, 4000, 900)mcd 5 $1.95 Link Screen_shot_2012-12-28_at_7.36.00_pm
Resistor RES 300 OHM 1/4W 5% CARBON FILM Value: 300 15 $0.08 Link Screen_shot_2012-12-28_at_7.28.01_pm
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