Blinky RGB makes an attractive ornament, key chain, or LED enhancement for clothing, posters, name tags or display cases. The board is pre‐programmed with three blinking modes and a low‐power off state. At roughly 1mA per LED, the battery will last about 1 day if fully on, 1 week in sequential mode, and 1 year in burst mode.
The Blinky RGB board is a relatively simple example of PCB design and a basic display of microprocessor functionality. Its initial purpose was a design project for students to learn about PCB design using Engenuics' free online Altium Design tutorial. By popular demand, we made this finished Blinky available and upgraded it to use hard-wired RGB LEDs so you can customize the colours. By default the lights appear white, but you may remove resistors to make any LED red, green, blue, purple, yellow, or cyan. Removing the LEDs requires a soldering iron and some basic skills (or leave us a note in your order and we will configure it for you). The LED colors are NOT changeable in firmware.
Programming the board is accomplished with an MSP‐FET programmer and the Engenuics JTAG/Debug adapter for ARM/MSP430.