The MonkMakes RGB LED for micro:bit provides a colorful add-on to your micro:bit. Connect it up with alligator clips and then use the three outputs of your micro:bit to control the red, green and blue channels to mix up any color of light you want.
- Easy to connect
- Powered directly from micro:bit pins
- Useful for teaching color mixing.
Connecting to your micro:bit
Connect the RGB LED to the micro:bit as shown below. When attaching the alligator clips to the micro:bit, make sure that the clips are perpendicular to the board so that they are not touching any of the neighbouring connectors on the micro:bit edge connector.
Traffic Signal Example
Paste the following code into the Python window and then Download the file and copy it onto your your micro:bit
from microbit import * def set_rgb(red, green, blue): pin0.write_analog(red) pin1.write_analog(green) pin2.write_analog(blue) while True: set_rgb(255, 0, 0) sleep(4000) set_rgb(800, 100, 0) sleep(1000) set_rgb(0, 1023, 0) sleep(5000) set_rgb(800, 100, 0) sleep(1000)