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Advice Anyone good with LEDs?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Jfrwhite, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Jfrwhite

    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    I am after a bit of help/advice on how to go about wiring to make an LED flash so it comes in for 2 seconds then off for 2 seconds. What wiring, LED to use, any other components needed (wire obviously) what batteries to use (if my choice then it will be AA).

    I am wanting to make the above (or if anyone can make one for me ;) ) as part of a lighthouse that my daughter wants to make for a school project.

    thanks in advance
     
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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mXZJi4gzjG8&desktop_uri=/watch?v=mXZJi4gzjG8
     
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    If you have a Maplins nearby that would be a good place to start. They have 5mm leds which run at low voltage plus a switch and battery holder to suit. In my local store there's one or two people who can advise on the timing circuit which, unfortunately, I can't help you with but is quite simple.
     
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    Cheers for that, I will watch it again when I get chance and see if I can replicate it.

    I think my nearest maplin is about 20 miles away and I can't really justify driving that far for a few bit for a school project. I will see if I can order the bits online. Thanks for the suggestion though!
     
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    You will need a few electronic components and a piece of vero board.
    I can forward you a diagram and instructions for soldering if you feel up to it.
    alternatively how long do you have to get it done?
     
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    Thanks for that. I may have a bit if a play about see what I can knock up and have a look at some YouTube vids. It doesn't have to be in any time soon so have got time to play around.

    Thanks for for the help everyone!
     
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    Just shows that there's more than one way to skin a cat :up: I got very high marks for Design Technology when my ywo were at high school!
     

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