These are fun! They're like a very bright flashlight with adjustable colors, and fairly easy to assemble.
There isn't too much documentation beyond which parts are included, but you don't really need any - the 6-pin chips have the large grounding tab reflected on the board to help you orient them, and the big LED has '+' and '-' etched onto the package.
And it's nice that while the LED uses 12V DC power, you can drive the 'Red', 'Green', and 'Blue' signals with low-voltage PWM signals. I've used 3.3V successfully, and I think the datasheet says you can go as low as 2.5V for the logic levels.
One note: it's nice that there are a couple of different options for the 5-pin connector, but if you use the push-in crimp connector, you might want to place a layer of tape or insulation over the protruding metal pins on the plug; depending on which way you solder the header on the board, they might short against the big heatsink.
I mean, it's a 10W RGB LED, WHO WOULD'T LOVE THAT?! It's a nice documented and beginner friendy SMD soldering kit and you get a nice big RGB LED as result. I accidentally soldered a diode wrong, but the seller answered and helped me out quickly :)
I have the assembled LED with the heat sink and I am very satisfied. The LED is not quite as bright as I would have expected at 10 W, but it is still very bright. The fan of the cooler can be heard, but in this size that´s hardly avoidable. Very easy to control with an Arduino: Connect the three PMW pins with PMW pins of the Arduino. Connect GND from Arduino to GND of a 12V power supply of the LED. That´s it. Thanks to 18Robots.
This is a wonderful little kit. Super quick shipping too, and well packaged with all the components labelled. All through-hole components mean it's easy enough to build even for someone that's new to soldering. Great to see that it comes with extra components too, although having chip sockets would have been a nice addition. Just perfect for what I want.
The price was too High at the start - but after i posted a comment the price dropped :-) Bought two - Both packs were missing the stand offs - a Tweet sent 2 days later stands offs arrived - so customer care works well here :-) i would like to comment that off the screw terminals 16 were flat heads - 4 were phillips - does nothing for your O.C.D. but does not stop it from working. Note - You have to solder it your self ,no Documentation but you don't need it I would say good kit ,maybe still a little pricey for some ,a little bit more quality control ( flat head / phillips). I have shown to others at raspberry jams and people seem impressed ,possibly good for "learn to solder" and a working piece of kit to take away with you .
We delivered hands-on workshops to children aged between 9-15 at the University of Bristol's Digimakers events at AT- Bristol. The kids absolutely loved them and our engineers were super impressed at how well they worked. We'll definitely be buying more,- HIGHLY RECOMMEND these Drawdio Kits they are ACE!!