If you’d like to get some LEDs or analog strips blinking for your costume, prop or project, but don’t want to do any programming, you may want to try out the LED Magician! It’s kinda like a pre-programmed Arduino designed for driving LEDs, and has many built-in effects. Note it is not designed for use with ‘smart’ LEDs such as NeoPixels, DotStars, or other digital addressable LEDs. Best used with ‘bare’ LEDs or analog LED strips.
The LED Magician is an LED running light generator that is easy to install and use. It’s tiny form factor and design is ideal for all LED related installations such as costumes, movie or stage props, RC toys, robotics or even lighting mods for your car or bike! This is the product that adds blinking/fading/chasing sequences to your otherwise boring LED lights!
Works with any 4.5v – 28v lightings. With up to 500mA output across each of its 12 Channels, you can install up to 50 LEDs per channel or 100 LEDs per channel at 5mA each. It is also ideal in driving analog LED Strips! 32 Pre-programmed blinking/chasing/ fading/running modes with 8 variable speeds are controlled by 4 buttons on the circuit board. It also features 12 indicator LEDs that shows a preview of the current running sequence and a smart microchip that “remembers” your last settings even after poweroffs.
No programming or software required!
12 output channels
Input Voltage = Output Voltage
Outputs of up to 500mA per channel
32 Pre-programmed sequences, including blinking, chasing, fading effects & more
8 variable speeds
Control via 4 buttons on-board the module
Options to wire-out the controls, or control using a micro-controller (eg. Arduino etc.)
Accepts a wide range of voltages ranging from 4.5v to 28v
Low power consumption
Indicator LEDs on-board shows a preview of the current sequence
Small footprint ideal for LED costumes, LED Signages, Auto, RC or Robotic Projects
100% Surface-Mount Components
“Remembers” your last setting even after power-off via non-volatile EEPROM chip
Selectable input/output voltage range
Dedicated output ports with common anode (Positive +)
Application expands beyond LEDs, use it to control motors, switches, relays etc.
Use it to drive relays for higher currents
Comes with one assembled LED Magician controller. No LEDs, batteries, or power suppliers included.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.