Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

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Resources and Going Further

You've made it! You know, like, almost everything... about LEDs. Now go forth and put LEDs on whatever you please! And now... a dramatic reenactment of an LED without a current limiting resistor being over powered and burning itself out:

LED GIF

Yeah... it's not spectacular.

If you'd like to learn more about some LED related topics, visit these other tutorials:

Light

Light is a useful tool for the electrical engineer. Understanding how light relates to electronics is a fundamental skill for many projects.

IR Communication

This tutorial explains how common infrared (IR) communication works, as well as shows you how to set up a simple IR transmitter and receiver with an Arduino.

Das Blinken Top Hat

A top hat decked out with LED strips makes for a heck of a wedding gift.

How LEDs are Made

We take a tour of a LED manufacturer and learn how PTH 5mm LEDs are made for SparkFun.

BadgerHack: Gaming Add-On Kit

Make a Breakout clone with the BadgerHack Gaming Add-On Kit.

micro:bit Breakout Board Hookup Guide

How to get started with the micro:bit breakout board.

DIY Light Sculpture

In this digital fabrication project featuring 3D printing, laser cutting, and DIY electronics, you will build a beautiful design object for your desktop or night stand.

SparkFun Qwiic Micro (SAMD21E) Hookup Guide

An introduction to the Qwiic Micro SAMD21E. Level up your Arduino-skills with the powerful SAMD21 ARM Cortex M0+ processor!

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