LEDLabs is an electronics workbench for students and hobbyists, a teaching resource for teachers and a very useful aid for the seasoned electronics engineer. LEDLabs is based in Scarborough North Yorkshire and has designed this board to help in STEM subject areas.
It has on board facilities to aid in prototyping and designing circuits, either electronic or micro-controlled with the Arduino, PIC, Raspberry Pi or other micro-controller. It can be facilitated as a motherboard to house most micros, sensor modules, integrated circuits and logic ICs. This electronics lab is ideal for learning and may help in the skills gap in certain areas, of basic electronics and micro-controllers, through to more advanced circuits, and is also fun to use and implement projects. Useful for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) modules.
Features At A Glance
Bits, Bytes & Nibbles!
LEDLabs deals with the bits and the bytes and 4 bitnibbles which is fundamental to underpinning knowledge in Micros.
Reusable building blocks
Do you often find creating the same circuits again and again when prototyping? LEDLabs provides the basic building blocks required to start your project faster! With an instant power supply. full resistor bank containing common values, switches and much, much more. LedLabs can work with a usb battery bank, so therefore is portable. all sensor modules can be plugged into the Zif sockets or breakout ports. And similarly logic gates like And Nand Or, Nor, Exor can be used in the zif socket, and ouputs noted on Led labs, sounders or leds. LedLabs can act on signals from programmed micro-controllers, or indeed can send signals to a micro-controller so it too can act on them. Integrating both electronic building blocks and micro-controllers on one board makes for a fairly powerful educational system.
LEDLabs includes circuit diagrams and full documentation for each of the inbuilt circuits.
Limited By Your Own Imagination
The wonder of electronics is that lots of things are possible. Now, with the rapid development features of LEDLabs, your learning experience is accelerated bringing those more complicated projects closer than you might have previously thought.
You may only want to sound a buzzer after 5 seconds, then blink an led for a further 2 seconds. however this tests that conditions are working, and your program code is correct. Or you may want to interface to the analogue side of electronics and read analogue inputs to a micro-controller. Arduino or atmega can be programmed insitue on Led Labs board through uno board etc, by connecting the rx tx rst and 0v, from the uno programmers output to the inputs mentioned on Led Labs, other micro’s are programmed in the usual way through their programmers, then the micro removed and placed in Led Labs. some programming boards such as Raspberry pi have output connectors, which can be linked to devices on LedLabs, just connecting the ground from one of these programmers to LedLabs to common them together.
Led Labs is not limited just by micro-controllers, other electronics experiments can be done.
The demonstration video below shows a programmed PIC controlling a stepper motor and a LED light display.
Features At A Glance
- LDR light/dark sensors
- Thermistor warm/cold sensors
- Monostable trigger circuit with spare latch out
- Operational amplifier / Comparator circuits
- 7 segment counter display / pulse counter with carry out functions
- Switches, sounders
- Pull up resistors / pull down resistors
- Resistor bank, potentiometer settings for devices
- Analogue / Digital volt meters
- Micro controller port with breakout connectors
- Prototyping area bread board
- Crystal Clock Oscillators
- Astable clock generator with frequency adjust, 1Hz to 50Khz
- Stepper motor driver circuit on board
- atmega 328p, programmable insitu
- Dot matrix displays
- led propagation fountain
- Transistor driven 1W LEDs, including Ultra Violet and Infra Red
- Voltage controlled oscillator
- audio amplifier
- 8 ohm pcb speaker
Plus, of course, lots of various LED displays for your prototyping use.
PCB only – £59.95
Kit form – £149.99
Built and assembled – £189.99
Tel: Scarborough 01723 353900 or search eBay for ‘electronic lab arduino pic’