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Controlling an RGB LED with microcontrollers

  1. Oct 18, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone,

    This may seem like a really silly question, so I apologise in advance, but how do I go about creating a basic RGB LED circuit using a micro-controller like this one: http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=ZZ8540. Will a breadboard suffice to make the circuit or will I have to install the micro-controller and LED on PCB? It's a project I'm designing for some kids in disadvantaged areas to play with for some fun and to learn about electronics, and I'm seriously stumped. The online guides I've tried to find don't make much sense. I'm only a first year electrical engineering student haha.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    Cheers,
    Ben
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2014 #2

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  4. Oct 21, 2014 #3
    Hi donpacino,

    Thank you very much for your help and for the links :) Much appreciated.

    Best,
    Ben
     
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