Star Controller - 3 Watt RGB Star LED Controller Kit

60160

22.00 USD
Qty
Price
1
$22.00 ea.

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.


Description [Hide]

RGB LEDs are fun. LARGE RGB LEDs are even more fun, but with their funky current requirements, you usually have to pick and tune transistors to make it suitable for your project. And if you get it wrong, your RGB turns into an R(nuthin')B.

Kit Includes

  • 3-watt 43,000 millicandela, 120° viewable RGB lumen equivalent)
  • 350mA constant-current regulation per color channel
  • 5~12VDC nominal operation; (4~13VDC maximum range)
  • FET PWM switching tested up to 80kHz PWM control
  • 5V logic level compatible (3.3V inputs = reduced illumination)
  • Large 1.9" PCB with heat-dissipation strips
  • #2 hardware compatible mounting holes

We even found a convenient diffuser container to make it appear HUGE.

Simply put, this kit is a great way to simply add a powerful, colorful LED to your project. Check the resource page for Arduino and SB-FireFly sample code.

As the constant-current regulators are a linear device, they generate a noticeable amount of heat, especially at the higher input voltage levels (see the graph in the documentation). To counter this, use a 10W switching voltage regulator on the Vin line to the Star Controller to bring the high voltage efficiently down to 5~6V, where it will operate much cooler.

Oh, did we mention it's a OSHW-compliant kit? Source documentation is available under the Documentation Tab.

Documentation [Hide]

You Might Also Like [Hide]

2oz Weatherproof Diffused Plastic Container w/ Cap

8025

It's a container! Well it's not just any container, it's a weatherproof diffused plastic container to enclose your outdoor LED projects.

$1.95 USD


NunChucky Wii Nunchuck I2C Breakout Adapter

31040

Use the NunChucky I2C Breakout Board Adapter to use your Wii Nunchuck controller in your own projects!

$3.00 USD


2.8 Watt High Power White LED

led-w-star41cd

Sometimes, you just need white light. Nothing fancy, just a nice, pure, 2.8 watts of LED light. Here's your solution, in a star LED package.

$2.00 USD


DPDT Toggle Switch

SWT8

This DPDT (double pole-double throw) toggle switch is perfect for all kinds of useful and useless applications!

$3.00 USD


Solarbotics Synapse Breakout Board Kit

39255

Need a simple breakout for your Synapse modules? Use this kit for the application end of your Synapse Wireless RF networks. This kit will provide your Synapse node with 3.3V regulated power and break out all the nodal pins.

$5.50 USD


Superflex 3m 90 LED Strand with 3xAA Battery Box

60660

Here's a simple battery-powered, portable and flexible LED string solution. 3 meter, ~3cm spacing, powered by 3AA cells. Ideal for quick "BLING" effect!

$10.95 USD


Double Rainbow RGB LED strip controller for Ardweeny

60170

It's a RGB controller. For RGB LED strip lights. Two separate strips, actually. For an Arduino. Well, the Ardweeny, actually. What else can we call it but the "Double Rainbow Controller"?

$15.00 USD


5V RGB Addressable LED strip, 1M (144 per meter)

60542

With 144 pixels per strip, this is easily the king stripxel of the techno-color jungle.

$59.95 USD


microSD Shield

50833

Running out of memory space in your Arduino project? The microSD Shield equips your Arduino with mass-storage capability, so you can use it for data-logging or other related projects.

$14.95 USD


eSun 1.75mm PLA filament - 1kg Spool

60700

1.75mm PLA filament for 3D printing. PLA is an excellent general purpose filament with a great finish, very rigid and biodegradable.

$30.00 USD


Currency


Login

Email:

Password:

Remember Me

Forgot Your Password?

Don't Have an Account?
Sign Up!