*pew* *pew*! This board is like a little ray gun for infrared light, with two high powered LED outputs. When controlled with the onboard N-Channel FET driver, you’ll be blasting 100mA-200mA of current pulsing through each LED for 10+ meters of range! This is the easiest way to get great IR emitter range without wiring up a bunch of parts.
By using a 2mm pitch STEMMA JST PH cable with headers or alligator clips on the end, you can easily wire this board up without any soldering at all.
This board features a power transistor so you just need to provide about 3-5V DC power to the V+ power in, ground for ground, and then a 3-5V logic level signal on the input pin. When the pin is high, the LEDs are on, when the signal pin is low, the LEDs are off. Since humans don’t see in IR, there’s a red LED that will let you know when the IR LEDs are lit. Two LEDs are pre-soldered to the PCB, one pointing up and one pointing out. If you want even MORE coverage, there’s a spot to solder in a separate 5mm IR LED (not included).
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.