This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits. We encourage you to use the Tips & Tricks to enhance your Bit projects. littlebits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter Kit, Extended Kit and Teaser kit.
The pulse Bit is like an electonic heartbeat. It sends out a stream of short ON signals, and you can make the speed of the pulses faster or slower using the included screwdriver. It’s great for making LEDs blink! We see and hear the effects of pulses everyday; for instance, that steady beat you hear playing in your favorite song or the steady blinking of a bike light is controlled by a pulse.
Place the pulse Bit before any output Bit to control it’s beating. A mini screwdriver is included with the Bit so that you can control the rate of the pulse. It’s important to keep in mind that the pulse outcome is the result of the rate and the outputs you place after it.
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