The larger 3 watt RGB LEDs are very bright and colorful, but if you don't get the power just right - POOF! Now your RGB is R(nothin')B. The Star Controller tames this LED so you can power it up with 5 to 12V and use any regular 5V signal to control each channel.
Love the Netduino but not a big fan of pulling out the ol' soldering iron when it comes to prototyping with it? The Netduino Go Starter Kit gives users the ability to interface Godbus modules to the Go for quick and easy plug-and-play projects.