SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit
Learn about through-hole soldering while building a fun toy.
Simon Says: "Buy This Now!"
- Great, easy to follow assembly instructions.
- No soldering experience required.
- Minimum tools required: soldering iron and wire cutters.
- Batteries are included!
All components are through-hole, making this kit a great place to start when you’re learning to solder. When building this kit, you’ll have a chance to solder a 28-pin microprocessor, LEDs, battery clips and more.
After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a greater knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, techniques, and terminology required to populate your own PCB prototype. You will have a development platform with 5 outputs (LEDs and buzzer), 5 inputs (buttons), and serial for debugging. And, of course, you’ll have your very own Simon game!
Assembly time varies, but for a true beginner with no soldering experience, the kit can take 20-40 minutes to assemble. A soldering iron and wire cutters are the bare minimum tools required. Need a soldering iron? We got a cordless/portable one here.
- 1x ATmega328 - pre-programmed with Simon firmware.
- 1x Buzzer.
- 2x 0.1μF Cap.
- 1x 10K Resistor.
- 4x LEDs (blue, yellow, red, green).
- 2x Slide Switch.
- 4x Battery Clips.
- 2x AA Batteries.
- 1x Button pad.
- 1x Bezel.
- 4x Standoffs and screws.
- 1x Assembly instructions.