Get ready for Christmas with our electronic LED flashing Christmas tree. Simply amaze your friends with this portable tree, which you can sit on your desk at work, use as a decoration at the Christmas Party, display as a high-impact decoration at home or give as a Christmas stocking or Secret Santa gift. You can view the completed kit on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSq77h2GCZs
The Christmas tree is sold as a kit, which contains all the parts and instructions required to assemble this great electronic project. The kit is suitable for beginners and there is no need to understand electronics or read circuit diagrams, just a few assembly skills and the ability to make solder joints on small electronic components is all that is required. In addition to these components you will also require the following tools and items, which are not included in our kit:
- a temperature-controlled soldering iron suitable for working on electronic circuits;
- lead-free solder wire with a rosin based flux, available from any electronic component supplier;
- a pair of wire cutters;
- a pair of pointed pliers;
- a small POZI screwdriver; and
- a 9V PP3 MN1604 battery.
This project kit comes with all the electronic components, a glass fibre printed circuit board and a four-page basic instruction sheet. We do have a more detailed instruction booklet available and if after reading the basic instruction sheet you feel a little more guidance would be helpful, just email us and we'll happily email a copy straight over to you.
The tree is made from a glass fibre printed circuit board with the battery holder and battery mounted on the back. This allows the tree to be a single free standing unit or, with the small hole that is drilled in the top of the tree, you could hang your finished project from a suitable location.
The tree has 16 LEDs (8 x red and 8 x green), which flash alternately between colours approximately every 0.5 seconds. A small switch is located on the front that allows the device to be turned on and off as required.
Once assembled, the tree stands at 110mm high x 70mm wide x 35mm deep.
The tree is also available ready-assembled and tested. Just add a battery and off you go! Please see our 'Ready-assembled LED Christmas Tree' page.