Kit - PicoStar

Kit - PicoStar
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Price (incl GST): $24.20
Availability: 310
Model: PicoStar
Manufacturer: PicoKit
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PicoStar is a musical Christmas star with flashing LED chaser light display and 5 Christmas Carols.

Comes with a Pre-programmed PIC, so all you need to do is solder, construct and add batteries!

We will include the instructions for each kit sold.

The PicoStar has two modes of operation:

  • Lights only is good to place on top of the Christmas tree
  • Motion activated Sound will play one of the five the Christmas carols when you wave your hand in front of the star

20 Ultra Bright Wide Angle LEDs (5 Blue, 5 Green, 10 Red)

IR motion detection

Power saving operation in Motion Activated Mode

Five Christmas Carols

  1. O Holy Night
  2. Hark The Herald Angel Sing
  3. O Come All Ye Faithful
  4. Joy To The World
  5. Silent Night

Technology Used:

- Saw-tooth wave form with on-board DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)

- Follower transistor amplifier circuit

- Infra-red Photo-transistor filtering for movement detection

- LEDs move in sync with the music

Multi-use single button operation

  • Press once to activate Lights Only mode
  • Press a second time to activate Music Mode with motion activation
  • Press and hold the switch to turn the PicoStar off

Note:  Project requires 1 CR2450 battery and soldering equipment (not included). Soldering is required on both sides of the PCB, so it is vital you follow the assembly instructions carefully.

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Kit - PicoStar
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Kit - PicoStar
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