Blinky Light Assembly Guide
While the Blinky Light Kit does include instructions, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words! We have assembled this quick visual guide to help you get your first soldering project built and blinking.
A Few Considerations:
Before we jump into soldering this board together there are a few points to consider.
• Soldering irons and solder are extremely hot and will burn you on contact. Be very careful when handling the Soldering Iron and any components that have been freshly soldered.
• When trimming the leads on components flush diagonal cutters can send sharp metal parts flying all over the room. Eye protection is recommended!
How It Works:
The blinky light uses two transistors to charge and discharge a capacitor. Basically the battery charges the capacitor. Once the capacitor is “full” it will discharge through the LED making a nice bright pulse or strobe.