What can be said about a Surface Mount blinky kit? The BL2 is the revival of our classic BL1 blinky kit in a new modern form! Yes, two LED’s that blink, just like our original blinky kit that has made us famous, but this one is subminiature, and is designed with SMT components! Why, you ask? Besides the obvious, a really neat, super bright attention grabbing display, there’s no better way to learn how to work with SMT components! Don’t worry, we even include spare SMT chips for when you goof up!
When complete, the BL2 provides alternating super bright red and blue LEDs. Runs on 6VDC, and we include two LR55 button cells and a cell holder to mount on the backside of the board. It’s one complete unit! If you don’t want SMT LED’s you can also use regular T1¾ LED’s (included). If you want to learn what SMT is all about, the BL2 is for you! While you’re at it, you might want to check out the magnifiers in our tools section on page 55. You’ll need them! (You’ll definitely want to keep your reading glasses handy when you build this one!)