New in the Maker Shed: HELLO! My Name is LED Nametag Kit

New in the Maker Shed: HELLO! My Name is LED Nametag Kit

True to Matt Richardson’s post, we now have HELLO! My Name is LED Nametag Kits available in the Maker Shed. This kit is perfect for your next hackerspace meeting, convention, or anywhere you want your nametag to proclaim that YOU ARE A MAKER! Each kit includes 50 red LEDs that you solder in place to spell out up to 5 characters. The included microcontroller is pre-programmed with 4 built-in display modes: all on, letter chase, fade, and blink. The nametag kit is a perfect first or second soldering project and is the greatest alternative to stick on nametags that we’ve ever seen.

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Parts List:

  • Nametag PCB
  • Attiny13 (microcontroller)
  • Button
  • Coin cell battery and holder
  • Pinback
  • Resistor
  • 50 RED LEDs

12 thoughts on “New in the Maker Shed: HELLO! My Name is LED Nametag Kit

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Inigo Montoya” just won’t fit on this.

    1. Anonymous says:

      That is a shame!

    2. Ben R says:

      That’s why you use the scroll feature, and include the rest of the monologue as well. :)

      1. Anonymous says:

        But then people just stare at my chest when I’m trying to talk with them!

      2. Anonymous says:

         I don’t think it works like a scrolling sign, I think you permanently solder your name in LEDs. See the vid, and note that there’s 100 slots but only 50 LEDs in the kit.

        But that’s “out-of-the-box”; hack away.

      3. kevin sexton says:

        doesn’t work that way, the characters are soldered in.

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