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23

The Color Blue

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Furthermore, I have some exciting news for you:

When I launched this project I hoped to be able to produce circuit boards that were of a blue color, as I mention in the campaign video.

To me blue is the color of the sky, and the color of wonder. Blue is the color of architectural blueprints, which I’ve had in mind as an analogy for the role these boards might play as a guide to the world of how things work. Blue is also a color essentially never seen on a circuit board. It’s difficult to do because the usual circuit board material (“FR4”) is yellow and when coated with the translucent blue lacquer, ends up looking a rather greenish teal.

To date all of my boards and prototypes have been purple, thanks to OshPark. Their signature soldermask color and all of the boards they make are that highly recognizable violet color that you’ve seen on the boards shown in the prototype.

So, to bring the boards that I envisioned to you the color blue, I’ve been working with a different local board manufacturer: Bay Area Circuits, here in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have been great to work with on this. Here’s a photo of the samples they’ve sent (you can clearly see how a normal blue lacquer appears usually greenish).

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$19

A Copy Of Getting Started In Electronics


$39

Stepped-Tone Generator


$39

Dual LED Flasher


$39

Bargraph Voltage Indicator


$99

The Full Set (of 3)


$119

Getting Started In Electronics & Full Set Of Boards


$179

Mini Classroom Kit

Five (5) Bargraph Voltage Indicator boards and all the parts you need to assemble them. Stands not included.


$769

Classroom Kit

Twenty (20) Bargraph Voltage Indicator boards and all the parts you need to assemble them, plus one copy of Getting Started in Electronics. Stands not included.

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Circuit Classics

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OSH Park

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