Star Controller - 3 Watt RGB Star LED Controller Kit


22.00 USD
$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

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


2.8 Watt High Power White LED

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


High Power 3W RGB LED

So you're on the hunt for a bright Red-Green-Blue LED, are you? Well, your mission is over because we've found you one of the brightest! This 3W RGB LED can produce a brightness of 43000 millicandela, that's around 3 times brighter than the most luminous 5mm LEDs out on the current market!

$7.00 USD


NunChucky Wii Nunchuck I2C Breakout Adapter

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

$3.00 USD


Freeduino Starter Bundle - Basic

If you just want to dip your toe in the waters of FreeduinoLand (which is actually also known as "The Fabulous Republic of Arduino"), this basic bundle is what you're looking for.

$56.60 USD


Superflex 4.5m 90 LED Strand, 5cm Spacing

90 tiny LEDs of various types, on a 4.5M (14.75') length of particularly supple Superflex wire strand. Excellent for adding a string of bling to your project.

$9.25 USD


Superflex 3m 90 LED Strand with 3xAA Battery Box

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

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


eSun 1.75mm Flame-resistant Filament - Natural - 0.5kg

eSun's 1.75mm 0.5kg spool of Polycarbonate is a more exotic type of filament, offering good flame resistance.

$30.00 USD


Wireless USB Adapter

USB WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module For Raspberry Pi and more

$13.50 USD





Remember Me

Forgot Your Password?

Don't Have an Account?
Sign Up!