- By: Jessica Uelmen Published: 21 April, 2014 3 comments
Throughout my development of Stamps in Class Mini Projects and training of teachers and students, I've had one constant pet peeve: the LED Fan-Effect.
The "LED Fan-Effect" occurs when attempting to line up three or more T 1-3/4 circular LEDs in the same breadboard row. The diameter of each of these LEDs is too wide to fit neatly and as a result the LEDs splay across the breadboard. The result is messy and displeasing to the eye, yet unavoidable.
During a trip to the Shenzhen, China component market last year, we discovered the most amazing solution: small, flat, rectangular LEDs that line up perfectly in a breadboard row. And as a bonus, the lights are super bright, clear, and gorgeously colored.
- Jessica Uelmen, Director of Strategic Operations, Parallax Inc.