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Boldport Buggy

by Boldport

This simple and playful soldering kit is based on the on the beautiful Buggy circuit board designed by Saar Drimer of Boldport, originally created as a badge for the hardwear.io hardware security conference in The Hague.

This new version of the Buggy is a complete kit. It features an updated circuit board, six candle-flicker LEDs, six pairs of current-limiting resistors as legs, insulating socks on its (otherwise conductive) feet, a power switch, and it even comes with a battery. The posable antennae and feet and give this little kit quite the charming personality.

This kit includes the following components:

  • The Boldport Buggy circuit board
  • Six candle flicker LEDs, yellow, in two sizes
  • Battery holder
  • One CR2032 coin cell
  • Power switch
  • Resistors for legs and antennae
  • Red tubing for the socks
  • Printed assembly instructions

The Boldport Buggy is sold as a soldering kit. Basic electronic soldering skill is required, and you provide standard soldering tools: a soldering iron + solder and small ("flush") wire clippers. Battery (one CR2032 coin cell) is included. No additional knowledge of electronics is presumed or required.

Clear, full-color printed instructions are provided with the kit.

Lead Free

Buggy kits are RoHS compliant (lead free). If you're building one of our kits, you'll find that everything works well with either regular or lead-free solder-- whichever you care to use.