Learn and practice surface-mount soldering with Blinky Grid SMT!Designed by Wayne and Layne, LLC, Ships from United States
Blinky Grid SMT is a reprogrammable LED matrix. It has 56 LEDs and can display text and animations in a variety of ways, just like its larger, through-hole brother, Blinky Grid. So what? What make...Read More…
Blinky Grid SMT is a reprogrammable LED matrix. It has 56 LEDs and can display text and animations in a variety of ways, just like its larger, through-hole brother, Blinky Grid.
Blinky Grid and Blinky POV require no special cables or knowledge of programming. Go to the Blinky Programmer website, enter in your text and animations, and hold your Blinky up to the screen. Click the Go button on the page, and the squares start to blink, transmitting the data to the Blinky Grid or Blinky POV. It’s as simple as that!
While we won’t say that everyone can successfully solder surface-mount, you do not need extreme dexterity or super eagle vision. We’ve built a bunch of these with people who have never soldered surface mount before, between seven and fifty or so years of age–and everyone has been successful.
The seven year old, when working on her Blinky SMT kit, said, “This really isn't that hard. You don’t have to help me. SMT is easy!” She wasn't using fancy equipment, either!
We've even prepared some short guides to help you get started with SMT soldering, and dispell some of the "it's impossible!!" myths. Surface-mount Technology (SMT) may be easier than you think!
Patrick | Feb. 20, 2014
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