Looking for exclusive DIY & Arduino compatible Christmas projects that combine soldering and programming skills? Whadda is introducing three new figurines that have unique programmable RGB LEDs. Ideal for both beginners and advanced makers!
To solder or not to solder
If you choose one of the soldering kits, you will need to solder 39 components onto the unique gold plated circuit board. The components include 24 fancy RGB LEDs that have a special diffused effect! If you don’t want to solder, you can choose the pre-assembled red Rudolf.
The Arduino will be pre-programmed with some basic LED effects, so your kit will work once you power it with the included adaptor. Or you can choose to write your own code based on the available example code.
The project is never finished thanks to all the different Arduino-compatible add-ons. Makers can challenge themselves and create different programming opportunities. Read more about all the add-ons below!
Thanks to the add-ons, the possibilities are endless and you can make it as easy or hard as you want.Maker Mauro Druwel
Meet the new kits
What’s in the box
Required tools for the soldering kits
If you chose one of the soldering kits, you will need some basic tools: a soldering iron or station, solder tin and pliers.
Looking for an all in one set? Then the Start to Solder sets are perfect for you! Als interesting, but not required, are a soldering mat and a helping hand.
The soldering manual is included in the box, or available online:
The programming manual is available online:
More languages coming soon!
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Explore the add-ons
With different add-ons, you can create different programming challenges. Here are some ideas!
- Display messages on the OLED-screen – WPI437
- Let the LEDs react to sound thanks to the microphone module – WPSE309
- Control the kit with your smartphone by adding the Tuya IoT interface module – WPI354
- Make the LEDs react to movement with the PIR motion sensor module – WPSE353