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Simple 4 Kit-07 $5-$10. 6 LED Dogtag Kit-14 $5-$8. Build-a- Blinkie Workshop. Beginners. Atomic Musecon Kit-01 $5-$10. 2 RGB Dogtag Kit-15 $7. 4 RGB Kit-04 $10. Simple 4 Dogtag Kit-16 $5-$10. 6 LED Circle Kit-01 $8- $11. What is Build a Blinkie ?.

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How easy are they to build

Simple 4

Kit-07

$5-$10

6 LED DogtagKit-14

$5-$8

Build-a-Blinkie Workshop

Beginners

Atomic Musecon

Kit-01 $5-$10

2 RGB DogtagKit-15 $7

4 RGBKit-04 $10

Simple 4

DogtagKit-16

$5-$10

6 LED Circle

Kit-01

$8-$11

What is Build a Blinkie?

This is where you get to build one of those LED flashing things. You might have seen a few at various conventions and other places that enjoy a bit of hands-on make-and-take activities. Over the years a couple thousand blinkies have been assembled.

You start with the kit, use the tools we have in the room. When you are done, you have a working blinkie. We have blinkie Techs to help you debug any problems.

The average Blinkie builder takes about 75 minutes, and if it is your 1st time using a soldering iron we suggest you start with a beginners kit.

AlligatorKit-11 $10-$15

RocketKit-19 $10-$15

12 LED CircleKit-09 $10-$15

www.2DKits.com

19 LED

Stick

Kit-08

$5-$10

How Easy Are They To Build?

Intermediate

3x3 MatrixKit-06

$10-$14

19 LED CircleKit-02

$10-$17

14 RGB

Stick

Kit-05

24 LED SphereKit-09b

$15-$25

4x4 squareKit-10$35

8x16 MatrixKit-10 $15

Advanced

5x7 MatrixKit-03

$10-$23

4x4x4 cubeKit-10

$80

07/2012


How easy are they to build

Soldering Tools

Can’t get enough of the Blinkies? Decided to take a kit home, but need tools?

An excellent choice for doing a couple of kits at home.

We have been very pleased with the temp controlled soldering station. Several people asked if we sell them so we picked up a few extra on our last order.

Batteries

Although each Blinkie kit comes with a set, don’t forget an extra package of four LR44 batteries for your Blinkie.

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Beginners

4x4x4 RGB CubeKit-13

Advanced

6 CircleKit-01

Dwayne has always wanted to make an LED cube after seeing them on the internet. The soldering of LEDs to a wire lattice just seamed to fragile. After doing the "Gator" design, Dwayne learned the circuit board maker could do sophisticated board cuts. The design of the Cube is 8 circuit boards 3 upper levels, 1 bottom driver board and 4 legs, creating a 3.25 x 3.25 x 3.25 cube. With 64 RGB LED Dwayne added 4 driver chips to help the PIC driver the 192 LEDs.

Learn to build a blinkie. We guarantee you will leave with a working blinkie – we’ve assisted with over 2000 kits, so we’re confident you will succeed! It’s a 2.0” by 2.5” with a mounting pin on the back side. The LEDs are controlled by a PIC processor. Multiple blinking patterns controlled by a pattern selection button.

Under Development

This blinkie comes with and is powered by a USB wall wart that plugs into 110volt. You will see CR2032 batter clips on the silkscreen because the 4x4 RBG matrix uses the same circuit board. Batteries just don’t last long enough driving 192 LEDs.

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Advanced

Simple 4Kit-07

Beginners

8x16 MatrixKit-10

We picked up some bright LEDs with a built in flasher chip and we were so impressed with them, we created a simple, easy-to-solder 1.5” square board around them.

After making the 5x7 Matrix, Dwayne always wanted to do something bigger.

He had to overcome two problems. The 1st was how to light up so many LEDs (256, as each bi-color LED counts as two)! The 2nd issue, how long would it take to solder in all the LEDs?

After searching the globe, Dwayne located the perfect parts - two beautiful 8x8 matrixes. He added 2 driver chips to improve the brightness. We still support the board with the standard four LR44 batteries, but have added support for external power.

It's a 2.5" by 1.8" double-sided circuit board that will display various user-selectable patterns and text messages. The design has two buttons to select the pattern.

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How easy are they to build

Simple 4DogTag

Kit-16

Beginners

  • 24 SphereKits-17

Advanced

The Simple 4 Dogtag

Down at Blinkie Labs, we

found we had extra board

material as part of a future

project. Rather than waste

it, we took it as a challenge.

Looking for something really spectacular? Yes, we designed the 12 LED Circle Blinkies so second board can interlock with the first, forming a sphere of 24 LEDs. But it gets better. There are multiple LED placement options for each board. Create a truly unique Blinkie!

What you see here is the result. A 4 LED dogtagblinkie, which can have either single, two-color, or RGB LEDs. Since it is designed to be worn with a chain or lariat, you can see where we got the name.

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6 LED DogTagKit-14

Beginners

5x7 MatrixKit-03

Advanced

The 6 LED Dogtag

Down at Blinkie Labs, we

found we had extra board

material as part of a future

project. Rather than waste

it, we took it as a challenge.

This is a 5x7 Matrix Blinkie Kit. It’s a 1.8” by 2.95” double-sided circuit board with a mounting pin on the back side. Patterns and text scroll on a matrix made up of 35 LEDs. And yes, there is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards.

What you see here is the result. A six LED dogtagblinkie, which can have either single or two-color LEDs. Since it is designed to be worn with a chain or lariat, you can see where we got the name.

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Beginners

4x4 RGB MatrixKit-12

2 RGB DogTagKit-15

Advanced

The 2 RGB Dogtag

Down at Blinkie Labs, we found we had extra board material as part of a future project. Rather than waste it, we took it as a challenge.

Watch as colors wash from side to side, corner to corner, up/down, fading in and fading out. 16 RGB LEDs, each individually firing to create the penultimate in mesmerizing patterns.

It’s a 3.15 square board, with a 4x4 array of RGB Leds. You might have noticed it is the same board we use for the base of the 4x4x4 cube. The design has two buttons to select the pattern

What you see here is the result. A 2 RGB dogtagblinkie. Since it is designed to be worn with a chain or lariat, you can see where we got the name.

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4 RGBKit-04

Beginners

19 CircleKit-02

Intermediate

This is a 19 Circle Blinkie Kit. It’s a 1.8” by 2.6” double-sided circuit board with a mounting pin on the back side. It has 19 LEDs controlled by a PIC processor. This allows for some fairly intricate blinking patterns. And yes, there is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkies.

Dwayne found some most excellent square RGB LEDs, and created a prototype to showoff to Dale, convincing him it was worth the investment to buy lots

of the LEDs.

It's a 2.2” by 1.4” double-sided circuit board with a mounting pin on the back side. It has 4 RGB LEDs controlled by a PIC processor. And yes, there is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards.

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Beginners

RocketKit-19

Intermediate

Atomic MuseconKit-18

The Rocket. Three RGB 10mm LEDs for the portals, 3 LEDs for the thrusters, and 7 LEDs for the running lights.It's a 5" by 2.375" double-sided circuit board in the shape of an rocket. This blinkie design was introduced in 2012 at 

Our circuit board maker was able to do advance cutouts for the cube. We worked with our friendly artist Mskivin to push our board maker to the limit.

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Beginners

6 Circle G2Kit-01

14 RGB StickKit-05

Intermediate

The 6 LED circle was a the 1st blinkie design we created. Its a classic, we are out of circuit boards. When ordering new boards we made a number of improvements, so many that we are calling it a new product. Learn to build a blinkie. It’s a 2.0” by 2.6” with a mounting pin on the back side. The LEDs are controlled by a PIC processor. Multiple blinking patterns controlled by a pattern selection button.

The 19 LED Stick has proved to be very popular and so Dwayne wanted to improve on the design. Thus the 14 RGB Stick was designed.

It's a 2.0" by 8.25" double-sided circuit board with a hole for hanging from a lariat that requires assembly and soldering. It has 14 RGB LEDs that will display various user-selectable patterns. There is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards.

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Intermediate

Intermediate

19 StickKit-08

3x3 MatrixKit-06

It's a 2.1" by 3.2" double-sided circuit board with a mounting pin on the back side that requires assembly and soldering. It has 9 single or bi-color LEDs that will display various user-selectable patterns. There is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards.

One of the special features of the 3x3 are the 5 push buttons.

So, for a technical challenge, Dale asked how many LEDs can you put in a line using the our smallest PIC, and the 19 LED Stick was created. It’s a 0.6” by 8.25” double-sided circuit board with a hole for hanging from a lariat.

It has 19 LEDs controlled by a PIC processor. This allows for some fairly intricate blinking patterns. And yes, there is an IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards.

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12 CircleKit-09

Intermediate

AlligatorKit-11

Intermediate

We always try to support different levels of assembly skills, this time we think we nailed them all with a single design.

Starting with a 3 inch circle, we placed 12 LEDs around the edge, a very easy to solder board. Dale wanted support for 10mm LEDS, so we added support for them too! With so many assembly options, take a look through the options to decide how you want to assemble yours.

The Alligator's snarly, toothy grin lights up with 15 LEDs, whilst it stares you down with an RGB LED eye. And lest your think that's all, it talks to any nearby Gators with an IR equipped tail.

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