Dark Side of the Moon... Cat - wonderful simple kit to solder and love - Please don't stare!

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Product number: blink233042
Product information "Dark Side of the Moon... Cat - wonderful simple kit to solder and love - Please don't stare!"
Excuse me? What are you staring at?

This wonderful kit is very simple in terms of circuitry, but the result is simply hilarious. A cat from behind.. And what is that? The as... shines ... in rainbow colours!

When you press the button, an RGB LED on the back lights up and makes the observer smile coyly. Now all you have to do is pin it to your jacket and you have the perfect conversation starter.

The battery holder, switch and LED are hidden on the back. The only unusual thing about the LED is that it is a THT LED, i.e. a push-through component. It is soldered to the surface on the back, but lying down. We used this trick to avoid having holes on the front side.... Well... Exactly only one hole. So the one hole can shine in all the wonderful colours of the rainbow. All soldering tricks are of course described in the instructions.

The kit comes with all the necessary components and PCB:
  • Board
  • Rainbow RGB LED
  • Battery holder SMD CR2032
  • Switch
Build Time: 20-40 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Manual and iteractive board: https://binary-kitchen.github.io/SolderingTutorial/
Needed batteries (not inclueded): CR2032 coin cell / LIR2032 rechargeable coin cell
Target group: Children, Grownup, Nerd

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It's best to order a kit or two at the same time, because as you can imagine, the dino, rocket or unicorn soldering kit is a popular gift for friends, partners or children.The components in the dino soldering kitOur kits always contain all the components you need for soldering. Unfortunately, we cannot send you the batteries. However, you can get them from hardware stores and larger supermarkets (more on this below under "Tools and accessories"). The soldering kit includes:The circuit boardThe circuit board is the heart or the body of the dinosaur. It forms the outline and the place to solder all the components. The board is made of fiberglass material which is coated with a gold alloy. A white coating of varnish is applied on top of it. Some parts of the board are slightly transparent. This creates the great effects on the back scales of the dino.RGB LEDsThis is where the magic happens! RGB stands for red-green-blue and describes the different colours of the LED. It looks like one LED, but there are 3 tiny little LEDs that slowly change through an integrated circuit. This gives you all the colours of the rainbow. Look closely, the black dot you find in the LED is the entire circuit! Yes really, so tiny! Just connect 3V and the LED lights up in all colours. There are four RGB LEDs in the Rocket soldering kit.The SMD battery holderThe battery holder for CR2032 batteries is included in the kit in an SMD version. It is soldered onto the surface like the other components. How to do this is described in the soldering instructions. We made sure that the SMD battery holder is very easy to solder on. The battery itself is then simply plugged in. The battery lasts for 4-8 hours of continuous operation. So you should switch off your dino to save some power. You can get more in any well-stocked supermarket, in hardware stores and Swedish furniture stores.A switchOf course, a switch is also included! The switch is easy to operate and therefore ideal for children (and adult hands). The switch locks and stays in the position (on or off) you want the switch to be in. A great perceptible "click" provides haptic and acoustic comfort.Needed toolsHow the minimal soldering workplace looks like is described here: The soldering workplace To make the dinosaur soldering kit glow, you need to get one CR2032 battery per rocket at the hardware store or a big supermarket/shop. Also, a pair of tweezers is very helpful for this kit :) Instructions and helpTo make it easy for you to solder the kit, we have put together detailed instructions with lots of pictures and individual steps for each of our kits. There you will be guided step by step through the assembly and there are many tips and tricks on how to solder correctly. For the majority of our soldering kits there are also interactive circuits with the names of the components and the tracks. All instructions are available in German and English. For environmental reasons we do not print our instructions. In fact, it is better to view them on screen, as you can then zoom into the high-resolution photos to see details. On each kit you will find a QR code or link to the instructions.You can find all the instructions as PDF files at the following link: https://binary-kitchen.github.io/SolderingTutorialJust click on "DE" or "EN" for the relevant kit and you can download a PDF.Lovingly packed for you by handAll soldering kits are lovingly packed for you by hand in Germany. Unfortunately, it happens from time to time that a component is packed too much or too little. If something is too much: No problem! Keep the components and use them for your creations! If something is missing: No problem! Just send us an email and we will send you the missing parts.Show us your dinoWe at blinkyparts are super excited to hear what your dino soldering kit turned out to be. A pin? A hairclip? A pendant? A pin for your backpack or something completely different? Share your photo with us atTwitter/Mastodon: #SolderingConnectsInstagram: #LötenVerbindet or follow us under @blinkyparts_comHelp others with your feedbackIt is often difficult to judge whether a soldering kit is something for you. Help others by giving us a rating, a feedback. How did it work? What equipment did you have? What did you like most about it? What makes your dinosaur special? Just leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€7.99*
New
Breadboard with 400 connections - Your experimental board for your own circuits
A breadboard is the essential tool for any circuit development. Components can simply be plugged together and connected. It's easy to create your first own circuits! The basis for your own kit.The special thing about this plug-in board: it is transparent. This is especially good for beginners, because you can immediately see how the connectors are connected to each other.For larger projects or circuits, the plug-in boards can simply be plugged together and expanded almost infinitely! It is therefore worth buying a few more.There is tape on the back as part of the standard package: You are happy with your circuit and want to install it somewhere: No problem, just stick it in a box and you're done! The scope of delivery includes a plug-in board with 400 connections with 8.5x5.5 cm.Show us your circuitWe at blinkyparts are super excited to hear what circuits you tinker with. Something to program? A running light? Something completely different? Share your photo with us atTwitter/Mastodon: #SolderConnectsInstagram: #SolderConnects or follow us on @blinkyparts_comHelp others with your feedbackIt's often hard to see how good a product is and how good its quality is. Help others and share your honest feedback: Simply leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€3.79*
New
Pinecil v2 - Opensource Portable Soldering Iron with 65W and USB-C
The Pinecil is a smart, portable mini soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC, featuring a slim design, automatic standby mode and heating up to operating temperature in just 6 seconds! The v2 is the improved and further enhanced version and successor to version 1. Dual power inputs: The USB-C port supports both PD (Power Delivery) and QC 3.0 (Quick Charge) and a DC5525 barrel DC jack. Fast warm-up: The soldering iron reaches operating temperature in 6 seconds. Support for on-demand rapid boost function. Adjustable soldering tip temperature from 100° C to 400° C, which can be set via the adjustment buttons and an easy-to-read OLED display. Portable: slim design consisting of a SAE 304 stainless steel core in a polycarbonate housing. Automatic standby mode turns on when not in use to ensure user safety. Technical data Power 88W Temperature range 100-400 °C Heating time ~12 s Tip system activ ESD safe yes Automatic standby yes, time and temperature adjustable Display 0,69'' white OLED monochrome display (96x16p) Processor 32-Bit RV32IMAC RISC-V "SiFive E24 Core" @ 144 MHz Memory 192 KB Flash, 132 KB SRAM Power supply USB-C, DC5525 Dimension 155mm with soldering tip / 103mm without x 12.8mm x 16.2mm Weight 28g with soldering tip and 18g without soldering tip Target Group The soldering iron is the perfect tool ranging between consumer and professional use. The manufacturing is of very high quality. The easily exchangeable tips also make the mini soldering iron flexible to use. However, the price clearly makes it the first soldering iron for a beginner. The Pinecil will definitely be a long-lasting companion for life. The scope of delivery The scope of delivery of the Pinecil v2 is limited to the most important things you need. Of course, the soldering iron itself is included. The latest firmware is already flashed on the Pinecil. There is also a short, pointed soldering tip. The short tip gets hot particularly quickly! A power supply unit or USB cable is not included. Take a look at the accessories in our shop. You need at least a power supply and a cable. Compatible power supplies The hollow plug socket is not protected against polarity reversal! You must make sure that you use a compatible power supply unit. You can find a list from the manufacturer here: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinecil_Power_Supplies We recommend only USB-C power supplies with 65W and 20V. (Attention: Many power supplies do not have a real 65W on one port and distribute the power e.g. to two sockets). The original power supply from Pinecil is excellent. Also the power station. Recommended cables It should definitely be a USB-C to USB-C cable. Since it is a soldering iron, a silicone cable is also extremely practical. Silicone cables are heat-resistant and will not break if accidentally touched. Check out our accessories, we have suitable USB cables in stock! Other accessouries There are several other accessories for the Pinecil v2: Mini stand Although you can simply place the Pinecil on its soldering pad, because the tip does not overlap at the front, a small stand with a sponge or metal wool is practical for cleaning the tip. Other tips There are many other tip sizes. From tiny pencil tips to wide wedge tips, all tips can be used. By the way: The Pinecil v1 soldering tips are compatible with the Pinecil v2. Open Source and Community The Pinecil is a community project. This means that many developers have worked together to perfect the piece of hardware and the software. The community has made sure that the components are open source. This means that there is no trade secret about how the soldering irons are constructed. You can simply download the instructions and circuit diagrams from the internet. This has the advantage that a possible repair is also made much easier, since it is clear which components have been used. The community also ensures that the soldering iron corresponds exactly to the wishes and needs of the solderers. A really great piece of hardware. The PINECIL's software is also open source, so it is easy to make adjustments. It is quite easy to create your own temperature curves or programme a specific response. Built-in motion sensors allow the soldering iron to quickly switch between stand-by mode and operating temperature. Differences between v1 and v2 The new version v2 brings a number of new features. Among the most important are: Bluetooth: It is now possible, for example, for a fan control to switch on automatically when the iron is in use. A shorter tip: This makes the soldering iron even easier to hold and it gets hot even faster. Improved power supply: The power supply has been improved and stabilised. Show us your soldering setup We at blinkyparts are super curious to know what your soldering setup looks like? Do you have any other 3D printed parts for the Pinecil? Share your photo with us on Twitter/Mastodon: #SolderingConnects Instagram: #LötenVerbindet or follow us under @blinkyparts_com Help others with your feedback It's often hard to know which soldering iron is for you. Help others by giving us a rating, a feedback. How did it work? What other equipment did you have? What did you like most about it? What makes the Pinecil special? Just leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€73.99*
New
PINECIL Portable Mini Stand
This portalbe mini soldering iron holder is the perfect companion for your Pinecil. It is the original accessory and offers exactly what you want and nothing more. No wasted space or heavy components. Just lightly moisten the sponge. Portable and of high quality Sponge included Material resists high temperatures Dimensions: 47mm x 40mm x 12mm (WxDxH)Weight: 18g

€3.99*
New
PINECIL soldering tip set - Big, long tip
The perfect addition to your Pinecil: The four-piece soldering tip set from the original manufacturer. 100% compatible. This set contains 4 different tips: TS-I: A round tip with 0.2mm tip radius.Length: 103,5mm Weight: 10,4g TS-C4: A large wedge tip with 45°.Length: 105mm Weight: 11g TS-D24: A straight wedge tip with no angle.Length: 105mm Weight: 10,5g TS-K:  A very large wedge tip with 45°.Length: 109mm Weight: 11,2g

€54.99*
New
PINECIL soldering tip set - Fine, short tip
The perfect addition to your Pinecil: The four-piece soldering tip set from the original manufacturer. 100% compatible. The short tips heat up a little faster and make your Pinecil extra compact! This set includes 4 different tips: ST-BC2: A fine wedge tip with 45°. Length: 87,2mm Weight: 8,6g ST-C1: A very fine wedge tip with 60°. Length: 88,0mm Weight: 8,4g ST-ILS: A very fine bullet tip with a tip radius of 0.15mm. Length: 88,3mm Weight: 8,6g ST-KU:  A large wedge tip with 45°. Length: 87,8mm Weight: 8,6g

€54.99*
MINT-Labs Rocket - A soldering kit out of this world
This is Katie - The cat! Katie is a cat with two eye colours! Look deep into her eyes and you will see her beautiful two-coloured eyes. Heterochromatic eyes! Katie is a black cat who likes to live in boxes. Katie is a wonderful and easy soldering kit for anyone who wants to learn to solder or wants a great cat for company. What's special about Katie the Cat. Katie was designed by Franziska Breunig herself when she was 11 years old. From the circuit design to the board! How cool is that?The best thing is: with this soldering kit you can easily make a great pin, pendant or necklace even as a beginner. You only have to solder 6 components on the back. For those who already know a bit about soldering: The LEDs are THT, i.e. through-hole components. They are soldered to the surface on the back. We used this trick to get the special effect of the eyes.For those who are not yet ready: never mind! Detailed and well-tested instructions will guide you through this little soldering adventure.Target groupThe electronic soldering kit is designed for beginners. Franziska has also written the instructions and we have taken special care to use simple language. Adults and children alike can have fun with the cat soldering kit, although of course you should not let children solder alone. Relatively large components are used, making it easy to learn how to solder. Only 6 components need to be soldered. This can be done in a reasonable amount of time even by absolute beginners. The shape shows the cat Katie with her two different eyes looking at you playfully. It's best to order one or two other kits at the same time, because as you can imagine, Katie loves company and the other soldering kits make a great gift for friends and family.The components in the Katie the Cat kitOur kits always include all the components you need for soldering. Unfortunately, we cannot send you the batteries. However, you can get them from hardware stores and larger supermarkets (more on this below under "Tools and accessories"). The soldering kit includes:The Board (PCB)The circuit board is the heart and gives Katie her beautiful shape. It forms the outline and the space to solder all the components. The board is made of fibreglass material which is coated with a gold alloy. A layer of black lacquer is applied on top. There are two holes in the board, which allow the LEDs to shine from the back.The LEDsThis is where the magic happens! And they do it twice. Once in green and once in blue they make the eyes shine, both the eyes that solder the kit and the eyes of the cat. The colour was chosen especially for you by Franziska. The brightness is also perfectly matched!The SMD battery holderThe battery holder for CR2032 batteries is included in the kit in an SMD design. It is soldered onto the surface like the other components. How to do this is described in the soldering instructions. We made sure that the SMD battery holder is very easy to solder on. The battery itself is then simply plugged in. The battery lasts for many hours of continuous operation. If you don't want Katie to be there for you with shining eyes, you can switch her off with a switch. You can buy more batteries in any well-stocked supermarket, in hardware stores and Swedish furniture stores. It's best to buy 1-2 more batteries ;).A Push ButtonOf course, a switch is also included! The button is easy to operate and therefore ideal for children (and adult hands). The switch locks and remains in the position (on or off) in which you want the switch to be. A great perceptible "click" ensures haptic and acoustic well-being.Required ToolsHere we describe what the minimum soldering workstation looks like: The soldering workplaceTo make Katie's eyes light up, you'll need to get another CR2032 battery per soldering kit at the hardware store or a large supermarket/Swedish home furnishing store.Also, tweezers are particularly helpful for this kit :) Instructions and HelpTo make it easy for you to solder the kit, we have set up detailed instructions with lots of pictures and individual steps for each of our kits. There you will be guided step by step through the assembly and there are many tips and tricks on how to solder correctly. For the majority of our soldering kits there are also interactive circuits with the names of the components and the tracks. All instructions are available in German and English.For environmental reasons, we do not print our instructions. It is even better to view them on screen, as you can then zoom into the high-resolution photos to see the details. On each kit you will find a QR code or link to the instructions.You can find all the instructions in PDF format under the following link: https://binary-kitchen.github.io/SolderingTutorialJust click on "DE" or "EN" for the right model kit and you can download a PDF.Lovingly packed for you by handAll soldering kits are lovingly packed for you by hand in Germany. Unfortunately, it happens from time to time that a component is packed too much or too little. If something is too much: No problem! Keep the components and use them for your creations! If something is missing: No problem! Just send us an email and we will send you the missing parts.Show us what you did with your KatieWe at blinkyparts are super excited to find out what happened to your Katie the Cat soldering kit. A pin? A hair clip? A pendant? Did you engrave or paint Katie? A pin for your backpack or something completely different? Share your photo with us atTwitter/Mastodon: #SolderingConnectsInstagram: #SolderingConnects or follow uns at @blinkyparts_comHelp others with your feedbackIt is often difficult to judge whether the soldering kit is something for you. Help others by giving us a rating, a feedback. How did it work? What equipment did you have? What did you like most about it? What makes your cat special? Just leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€5.99*
New
Pinecil v2 - Opensource Portable Soldering Iron with 65W and USB-C
The Pinecil is a smart, portable mini soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC, featuring a slim design, automatic standby mode and heating up to operating temperature in just 6 seconds! The v2 is the improved and further enhanced version and successor to version 1. Dual power inputs: The USB-C port supports both PD (Power Delivery) and QC 3.0 (Quick Charge) and a DC5525 barrel DC jack. Fast warm-up: The soldering iron reaches operating temperature in 6 seconds. Support for on-demand rapid boost function. Adjustable soldering tip temperature from 100° C to 400° C, which can be set via the adjustment buttons and an easy-to-read OLED display. Portable: slim design consisting of a SAE 304 stainless steel core in a polycarbonate housing. Automatic standby mode turns on when not in use to ensure user safety. Technical data Power 88W Temperature range 100-400 °C Heating time ~12 s Tip system activ ESD safe yes Automatic standby yes, time and temperature adjustable Display 0,69'' white OLED monochrome display (96x16p) Processor 32-Bit RV32IMAC RISC-V "SiFive E24 Core" @ 144 MHz Memory 192 KB Flash, 132 KB SRAM Power supply USB-C, DC5525 Dimension 155mm with soldering tip / 103mm without x 12.8mm x 16.2mm Weight 28g with soldering tip and 18g without soldering tip Target Group The soldering iron is the perfect tool ranging between consumer and professional use. The manufacturing is of very high quality. The easily exchangeable tips also make the mini soldering iron flexible to use. However, the price clearly makes it the first soldering iron for a beginner. The Pinecil will definitely be a long-lasting companion for life. The scope of delivery The scope of delivery of the Pinecil v2 is limited to the most important things you need. Of course, the soldering iron itself is included. The latest firmware is already flashed on the Pinecil. There is also a short, pointed soldering tip. The short tip gets hot particularly quickly! A power supply unit or USB cable is not included. Take a look at the accessories in our shop. You need at least a power supply and a cable. Compatible power supplies The hollow plug socket is not protected against polarity reversal! You must make sure that you use a compatible power supply unit. You can find a list from the manufacturer here: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinecil_Power_Supplies We recommend only USB-C power supplies with 65W and 20V. (Attention: Many power supplies do not have a real 65W on one port and distribute the power e.g. to two sockets). The original power supply from Pinecil is excellent. Also the power station. Recommended cables It should definitely be a USB-C to USB-C cable. Since it is a soldering iron, a silicone cable is also extremely practical. Silicone cables are heat-resistant and will not break if accidentally touched. Check out our accessories, we have suitable USB cables in stock! Other accessouries There are several other accessories for the Pinecil v2: Mini stand Although you can simply place the Pinecil on its soldering pad, because the tip does not overlap at the front, a small stand with a sponge or metal wool is practical for cleaning the tip. Other tips There are many other tip sizes. From tiny pencil tips to wide wedge tips, all tips can be used. By the way: The Pinecil v1 soldering tips are compatible with the Pinecil v2. Open Source and Community The Pinecil is a community project. This means that many developers have worked together to perfect the piece of hardware and the software. The community has made sure that the components are open source. This means that there is no trade secret about how the soldering irons are constructed. You can simply download the instructions and circuit diagrams from the internet. This has the advantage that a possible repair is also made much easier, since it is clear which components have been used. The community also ensures that the soldering iron corresponds exactly to the wishes and needs of the solderers. A really great piece of hardware. The PINECIL's software is also open source, so it is easy to make adjustments. It is quite easy to create your own temperature curves or programme a specific response. Built-in motion sensors allow the soldering iron to quickly switch between stand-by mode and operating temperature. Differences between v1 and v2 The new version v2 brings a number of new features. Among the most important are: Bluetooth: It is now possible, for example, for a fan control to switch on automatically when the iron is in use. A shorter tip: This makes the soldering iron even easier to hold and it gets hot even faster. Improved power supply: The power supply has been improved and stabilised. Show us your soldering setup We at blinkyparts are super curious to know what your soldering setup looks like? Do you have any other 3D printed parts for the Pinecil? Share your photo with us on Twitter/Mastodon: #SolderingConnects Instagram: #LötenVerbindet or follow us under @blinkyparts_com Help others with your feedback It's often hard to know which soldering iron is for you. Help others by giving us a rating, a feedback. How did it work? What other equipment did you have? What did you like most about it? What makes the Pinecil special? Just leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€54.99*
New
PINECIL soldering tip set - Big, short tip
The perfect addition to your Pinecil: The four-piece soldering tip set from the original manufacturer. 100% compatible. The short tips warm up a little faster and make your Pinecil extra compact.This set contains 4 different tips: ST-I: A round tip with 0.2mm tip radius.Length: 86,1mm Weight: 8,4g ST-C4: A large wedge tip with 45°.Length: 88,2mm Weight: 9,2g ST-D24: A straight wedge tip with no angle.Length: 86,0mm Weight: 8,5g ST-K:  A very large wedge tip with 45°.Length: 91,1mm Weight: 9,2g

€54.99*
New
USBC to USBC silicone charging cable for Pinecil v2 and v1 - 1.5m length
This USB-C to USB-C silicone cable was specially developed for the Pinecil soldering iron. It is flexible, tangle-free, high temperature resistant and has low resistance. This cable mainly for power supply and can be used for PinePhone and Pinebook Pro application. Specifications: Material: silicone shell and copper wire. Colour: Red (indicates that it is a power supply cable). Heat resistance: up to 350°C Length: 1.5 metres

€9.99*
New
Jumper set for breadboards - 140 wires with 14 lengths
If you want to build, test or develop your own circuits, there is no way around a breadboards. What would the breadboards be without the right cables? This set contains a total of 140 wire bridges in 14 lengths, i.e. 10 pieces per length. This is enough for many circuits and if you are in doubt you can simply get more wire jumpers. The advantage of the pre-bent and prepared lengths is the overview on the breadboards . Especially for beginners, it is difficult to follow a circuit correctly if you first have to fight your way through a tangle of wires. This is difficult even for professionals.The cable set for breadboards contains (in brackets are the lengths of the holes/steps on a standard breadboard that can connect these cables): 10x 2mm (2 steps) 10x 5mm (3 steps) 10x 7mm (4 steps) 10x 10mm (5 steps) 10x 12mm (6 steps) 10x 15mm (7 steps) 10x 17mm (8 steps) 10x 20mm (9 steps) 10x 22mm (10 steps) 10x 25mm (11 steps) 10x 50mm (21 steps) 10x 75mm (30 steps) 10x 100mm (41 steps) 10x 125mm (50 Steps) The 140 wires come in a handy little box.Show us your circuitWe at blinkyparts are super excited to hear what circuits you tinker with. Something to program? A running light? Something completely different? Share your photo with us atTwitter/Mastodon: #SolderConnectsInstagram: #SolderConnects or follow us on @blinkyparts_comHelp others with your feedbackIt's often hard to see how good a product is and how good its quality is. Help others and share your honest feedback: Simply leave a review here on the product page under "Reviews".

€4.49*