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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: Kuu on May 20, 2014, 03:18 PM

Title: Tutorial: LEDs: "Cylon" (aka "Knight Rider") Circuit using 555 Timer IC
Post by: Kuu on May 20, 2014, 03:18 PM
Related to my "Library" post.  http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=76666.0

This is the level of tutorial and hand-holding at which I'm trying to hint. It's topical as I think many of us would love to have an oscillating series of LEDs on our gear (bracers, weapons, etc.) and sometimes wasting an entire Arduino on a "simple" flashing light show seems a waste of a perfectly good Arduino Uno  :P .

Larson Scanner - pt. 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZje6ElLxI

Larson Scanner - pt. 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVgBP4_4nb4


Parts List (correct me if I incorrectly recorded something)
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9v battery
Breadboard (830 tie-in??)
20g wire solid (red, black, some other color - green)
555 timer IC
4017 CMOS decade counter
(x6) 47uF (microfarad) electrolytic capacitor
1 uF electrolytic capacitor
(x6) LEDs (ultra bright)
(x6) 470 ohm 1/4 watt resistor
1k 1/4 watt resistor
47k 1/4 watt resistor
x10 diodes (1N4007)