How-to Tuesday: Trippy RGB Waves kit v1.0

How-to Tuesday: Trippy RGB Waves kit v1.0

This week I made the open source Trippy RGB Waves Kit by Mitch Altman. I like this kit because it’s perfect for someone learning to solder, yet it has programming headers so the advanced user can hack it up. The original video was about 18 minutes long. Too long in my opinion, so I sped it up a bit. OK, a lot!

If you have about 18 minutes to spare, and really like detailed step-by-step instructions, check out the full video in real-time below. Thanks!

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Trippy RGB Waves Kit v1.0

12 thoughts on “How-to Tuesday: Trippy RGB Waves kit v1.0

  1. How-to Tuesday: Trippy RGB Waves kit v1.0 bekathwia says:

    The RGB trippy waves kit also makes a great little target board for programming little AVRs. I used it to reprogram my noisetoy chip (instead of making a custom header adapter, ugh), and you can also use it to program the tvbgone chips (the tvbgone requires the removal of a resistor in order to program with the usbtinyisp).

    1. Marc de Vinck says:


      That is really cool! I am going to have to try that. Thanks!

  2. Stefan says:

    Kids, notice how uncle Marc constantly has to shift that red box around to block the third hand moving but it still wobbles?

    Even quickly taping the PCB down with some masking tape is more convenient than a wobbling third hand. And it produces less scratches on the PCB. And it works for larger PCBs.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:


      I really didn’t notice anything wobbling around? Please clarify.

      I can’t imagine using tape is better. It can leave residue, and it’s consumable, you will have to constantly buy more. I really think a third hand, or better yet a PanaVise, is much better than tape, and neither leave any “scratches”.

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    That darned isobot!! always up to no-good!

  4. Me says:

    @ Stephan — Red box=fume extractor. It’s moving to catch the fumes.

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