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Get creative with the BrightDot wearable collection!



BrightDots are small and wearable modules with one or more LEDs that need to be controlled by an Arduino compatible development board.

The entire collection includes a series of diverse modules with addressable RGB LEDs that can be controlled individually. We also developed a unique Arduino compatible VMW101: ESP32 WEARABLE DEVELOPMENT BOARD that you can use to create something bright & wearable that's also smart.

The PCB of each BrightDot module is super thin and includes gold plated contacts with 6 sewing holes of 1.22mm. Also, all models have backup lines to ensure that one broken LED does not affect the others.

Every LED is controlled by 3 wires (power, ground & data) and can be connected via these wires to the next LED, creating a big string of LEDs. You can solder these LEDs in electric circuits, or sew them into clothing, onto backpacks, onto shoes, …

Check out the entire collection here!

Check out the following tutorials:
Make a BrightDot tie
Make a BrightDot twinkle beanie

Posted on 10/16/18

Come by and get creative with us at FACTS 2018!



Booth 6129 is where it's happening at FACTS 2018!

First up, we're introducing you to the most user-friendly 3D printer ever! The new Vertex Delta has a ton of unique features and its quality prints will knock your socks off.

As if that wasn't enough, we're also going to show you how you can make your cosplay light up the halls of FACTS. Forget glitter, we're bringing in the big guns; BrightDot RGB LEDs. These wearable electronics can be sewn or soldered into your most creative piece of clothing or accessory. Come by and we'll show you, just follow the lights!

See you on the 29th and 30th of September 2018, Flanders EXPO Ghent. Get your tickets at facts.be!

Cheers
The Velleman R&D team


*The BrightDot tiara in the picture is not official FACTS merchandise.

Posted on 09/24/18

New! The Madlab Electronic Kits series


This spring, Velleman will be distributing a new series of electronic solder kits.

The creative Madlab kits are designed for children and grown-ups alike who want to learn about the basics of electronics, like soldering! Still, even an advanced maker can find these solder projects very enjoyable.
The series consists out of 11 witty kits that each feature a different activity such as a wonky wire, a musical instrument, lots of blinking LEDs and much more. Assemble them at home or at school!

Join in on the fun and check out all our Madlab kits here!

Available by the end of April 2018!

Posted on 03/14/18

A beginner's guide to SMD soldering



Are you a pro minikit maker? And are you looking for a new challenge? Double check?
Then learn to solder SMD kits and introduce yourself to a new world of electronics.

For this first tutorial blog post, we'll be explaining what SMD is, plus each step on how to solder the basic SMD components such as resistors, transistors, LEDs and capacitors in an easy and fun way. Read the tutorial blog post on our manuals.velleman.eu page!

In light of Valentine's Day, we'll be making the MK144: SMD FLASHING HEART minikit.

Posted on 02/14/17

Scratch programming for ALLBOT



The Scratch for VR408: FOUR LEGGED ALLBOT® plugin makes it possible to operate your ALLBOT very easily by using the scratch graphical programming software. The user can utilize all standard scratch function blocks, and custom blocks to control the ALLBOT in order to let it walk, chirp, turn and so on.

Scratch is known to be a very educational tool for children and young adults to take the first steps towards programming. Using the ALLBOT in combination with Scratch will also help visualize what you have created in Scratch. This way, children will understand how very applicable programming just is.

Scratch for ALLBOT is available in English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish!

Go to manuals.velleman.eu to download the plugin and get started with Scratch for ALLBOT.

Posted on 11/04/16

Velleman Projects for STEM

Hey Teachers!

Take a look at our new catalog with specially selected products for schools and educational organizations here.
Surprise your pupils with our electric projects and teach them all there is to know about science, technology, engineering and math. Or in other words; STEM!

Interested? Contact our sales department via sales@velleman.eu, ask for the school catalog and receive special prices for your school or organization.

Have an electrifying new school year!

Posted on 08/29/16

Vertex 3D-printer review in Make Magazine

Our Vertex 3D-printer got a nice review in the latest issue of Make Magazine.

According to them it is feature packed, it performs extremely well and comes with an unbeatable price tag.

Check it out!

Pdf-version

Posted on 10/20/15

Article about our Vertex 3D Printer in the Belgian newspaper

Article about our Vertex 3D Printer which was published in the Belgian newspaper "Het Laatste Nieuws". (Only available in Dutch)

Read the full article here... (PDF)

Posted on 02/16/15

K8200 to CNC milling

Convert your K8200 3D printer in a CNC milling machine with the PROXXON1 minidrill.



Proxxon1 minidrill: PROXXON1: PROXXON - PROFESSIONAL DRILL/GRINDER IBS/E + 34 accessories
Proxxon1 holder .STL file: www.thingiverse.com/thing:225465
Check our manual:K8200 to CNC milling (English version).


Posted on 05/08/14

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