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GlowBit™ Rainbow

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SKU: CE07501 Brand: GlowBit Guides (2)
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The GlowBit™ rainbow is a beautiful LED display featuring 13 individually addressable LEDs and easy alligator / banana-plug connections.
$4.95 AUD, inc GST
$4.50 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Wed, 06th of Jul

Quantity Discounts:

  • 4-12 $4.05 (exc GST)
  • 12+ $3.83 (exc GST)
  • 50+ $2.70 (exc GST)
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1520 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

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  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

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The GlowBit Rainbow is a beautiful LED display. Onboard, there are 13 individually addressable LEDs – all driven by a single IO pin. Alligator Banana-plug connections make the rainbow a perfect companion for micro:bit or Circuit Playground since there's no soldering required.

The GlowBit Rainbow getting started guide covers off on the setup and an example first project. From there, remix to your heart's content. This is the perfect companion for the micro:bit onboard accelerometer and compass, along with other creative ways to display useful information such as angles, gauges, or colourful patterns on a rainbow.

GlowBit devices use modern WS2812B LEDs which are better for educational projects and compatible with existing WS2812 / NeoPixel libraries.

Features

  • Works with micro:bit V1 and V2, Circuit Playground, and other maker favourites
  • 13x WS2812B-v5 LEDs, compatible with NeoPixel
  • Individually controlled LEDs from a single pin
  • Connect with alligator clips, banana plugs or the 4pin breakout header
  • Protractor inspired artwork - each LED is labelled in 15-degree increments, across a 180-degree curve
  • Chainable - the breakout header has a data output so you can daisy-chain multiple rainbows together
  • Quickstart guide and instructions 
  • Manufactured and supported in Australia by Core Electronics

Projects - We've prepared some creative projects to get you started programming your GlowBit rainbow in MicroPython and makecode.

  • Tilt-o-meter An electronic level that always points up
  • Marquee Light A classic lighting animation used by cinemas and theatres
  • Mood Lamp Select from seemingly endless colour combinations
  • Skill Tester Game press the button at the right time to score more points, but the game will get more difficult.
  • Dice Roll Generator Add a splash of colour to your games night - control two dice independently on your rainbow.
  • Electronic Compass Your rainbow always points to magnetic north.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 81x43mm
  • Supply (Vdd): 3.3 to 5 VDC
  • Logic: 2.7 to Vdd + 0.7 V
  • Mounting Holes: 2x M3

Resources

Each GlowBit Rainbow comes as a single board with 13 individually addressable RGB LEDs - assembled and tested.

GlowBit Rainbow preview

GlowBit Overview

Glow your own way! GlowBits are based on newer LED technology that offers makers, educators and students more creative freedom with fewer gotchas. Wider voltage ranges, better data rates, safe failure modes, the list goes on. If you share anything with a GlowBit product, tag it with #glowbit so we can take a look!

Some of the features you will find:

  • Awesome, feature-rich libraries. The same Python/MicroPython code examples will work on all supported platforms.
  • Tilable designs. Many GlowBit modules are tileable, meaning they can be soldered together to create a larger display.
  • Modern WS2812B technology which supports a wide voltage range, is easier to use, and requires less external components.
  • Creative freedom. Take the examples in our guides and run with them - we can't wait to see what you make.
  • Compatible with legacy WS2812 / Neopixel libraries.

GlowBit modules are products designed and manufactured by our team in Newcastle Australia.

"GlowBit" and the GlowBit logo are trademarks of Core Electronics Pty Ltd.

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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