Learn about electronics and soldering while assembling two decorative, Blinking LED Winter Light projects in the shape of a bulb and a snowman. Perfect for beginners. Soldering iron included. Tutorial includes detailed instructions on how to solder.
Each finished project has two LEDs, which flash red, green and blue lights. Bulb = 1.75″ x 2 “, Snowman = 2″ x 2”. Each has a hole at the top so can easily be hung from a tree, on the wall, or as a necklace to add a bit of color to your winter outfits.
Batteries not included. Requires 2 lithium cell batteries – CR 2032 or CR 2025 (Commonly available at stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Ikea)
Education: Many people have heard of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), but what about STEAM? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) assessed that Art is the missing component in STEM. Art incorporates design and is needed to make STEM more accessible and easier to learn.
The STEAM StartUp Kit is an accessible, educational project for your home, MakerSpace, library or classroom. Have questions about using this as an educational tool? Contact the OWL team at the link above. We are here to help!
Assembly time = 20 minutes
Level = Beginner
Suggested for ages: 9 to 99 (and beyond) Our kits are easy and fun to assemble. However, this kit requires the use of a soldering iron so we strongly advise adult supervision during assembly.
The STEAM StartUp Kit includes:
- 1 x Soldering iron
- 2 x PCBs
- 2 x Switches
- 2 x Battery Holders
- 4 x LEDs
- 2 x Resistors
- 2 x Soldering wires
Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions included under LEARN.
All product photos and video by Jade Soto.