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Brite Bits are fun. Remember that toy when you were young that made it easy to create with light. Brite Bits are for your breadboard.
Brite Bits are fun. Remember that toy when you were young that made it easy to create with light. Brite Bits are for your breadboard.
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Brite Bits

Brite Bits - First Prototypes
Brite Bits - First Prototypes

Brite Bits are a wonderfully simple concept, miniature breakout boards for LEDs. Each Brite Bit has the color of the PCB match the color of the LED for easy identification. They are mounted sideways to the breadboard to reduce the footprint.

Regular LEDs can have thin flimsy leads that get all bent out of shape. While using LEDs, it is better to have a current limiting resistor to prevent burning out the LED. Together they use more breadboard space. Brite Bits puts all of this together in one package for simple handling and use.

Prototype Boards - Show the Possibilities
Prototype Boards - Show the Possibilities

The Brite Bits will be sold as DIY kits with five of the same colored LEDs, or as a combination of one each of the five different colors, red, yellow, green, blue, and white. The kits will include the LEDs, color matching PCBs, and header pins for assembly.

The resistors and LEDs will be surface mounted, but we will use the larger 1206 style for easier handling and soldering.

All board will be lead-free. The exact finish will be decided once we know how many board to manufacture.

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Update Reward Changes

We had rewards for individual colors, but no one pledged for these. If you do want only one color, just say so in the survey at the end or e-mail us.

How to Pledge for Multiple Items

If you want more than one set, up to four sets, simply increase your bid to cover the extra sets. If you want five sets or more, then pledge at the Fiver or All the Colors level, and add any extras there. (Hint if you want four sets, buy the Fiver or All the Colors instead for less.)

Stretch Goals

We have a number of stretch goals:

1. $2,500 – Add a sixth LED color, to be announced. 

2. $5,000 – Add a seventh LED color, to be announced.

3. $10,000 – Add a black board, for user combination, (board and pins only).

All pledges of $18 or more will automatically get a board added to their reward for each stretch goal we reach. So if you ordered all of the same color, you will get an extra board of that color. If you ordered All the Colors, then you will get the new color added for no extra charge.

Brite Bits - Testing Eight Colors
Brite Bits - Testing Eight Colors

Risks and challenges

The challenge will be to get lots of supporters. This project gets better with the more supporters to make the stretch goals possible.

The risk is with shipping and meeting a short delivery schedule. We will have lots of packages for order and ship.

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    Rainbow Bits DIY kits, one of each five colored Brite Bits, blue, green, red, yellow, and white.

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    Double Rainbow Bits DIY kits, Life is much better with a double Rainbow, two of each Brite Bits, blue, green, red, yellow, and white.

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    Pledge $18 or more About $18

    All the Colors DIY kits, get one of each of the five color sets for 25 total Brite Bits, blue, green, red, yellow, and white.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Up & Running Collection, get one of each of the five color sets as the DIY kit and get another five sets fully assembled for 50 total Brite Bits, blue, green, red, yellow, and white.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Las Vegas Collection, light up your project like you were walking downtown Vegas. You will get three of each of the five color sets fully assembled and another of the five color sets as a DIY kit. That is a total of 100 Brite Bits, blue, green, red, yellow, and white.
    If this is for a school or other public project, we will include at least an extra assembled set. We do ask for a photo of the school/group using the Brite Bits.

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