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micro:bit

RGB LED for Micro:Bit

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The MonkMakes RGB LED for micro:bit provides a colorful add-on to your micro:bit. Connect it up with alligator clips and then use the three outputs of your micro:bit to control the red, green and blue channels to mix up any color of light you want.

Features

  • Easy to connect
  • Powered directly from micro:bit pins
  • Useful for teaching color mixing.

Getting Started

Connecting to your micro:bit

Connect the RGB LED to the micro:bit as shown below. When attaching the alligator clips to the micro:bit, make sure that the clips are perpendicular to the board so that they are not touching any of the neighbouring connectors on the micro:bit edge connector.

JavaScript Blocks Editor

Traffic Signal Example

Click on the example below to open the code in the JavaScript Blocks Editor. Once its running on your micro:bit it will cycle through the colors of a traffic signal.

MicroPython

TRAFFIC SIGNAL EXAMPLE

Paste the following code into the Python window and then Download the file and copy it onto your your micro:bit

from microbit import *

def set_rgb(red, green, blue):
 pin0.write_analog(red)
 pin1.write_analog(green)
 pin2.write_analog(blue)

while True:
 set_rgb(255, 0, 0)
 sleep(4000)
 set_rgb(800, 100, 0)
 sleep(1000)
 set_rgb(0, 1023, 0)
 sleep(5000)
 set_rgb(800, 100, 0)
 sleep(1000) 

Collections: micro:bit, Monk Makes

Type: micro:bit