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1 Sep 2010

This is a spectacular but completely useless project. It lights Ultra-Bright LEDs in a sequence and each LED flashes brightly very briefly. The LEDs light-up going around and around since they are mounted in a circle (on a CD), then they pause before chasing again. The very brief flash of each LED (15ms) and the pauses (1 second) reduce the average current so the battery should last a long time.

6V Ultra-Bright LED Chaser – [Link]

1 Sep 2010

As a keen cyclist I am always looking for ways to be seen at night. I wanted something that was a novelty and would catch the motorists eye. So looking around at my fellow cyclists rear lights, I came up with the idea of ‘NITE-RIDER’. NINE extra bright LED’s running from left to right and right to left continuously. It could be constructed with red LEDs for use on the rear of the bike or white LED’s for an extra eye catcher on the front of the bike.

Nite Rider Lights – [Link]

1 Sep 2010

This is the latest version of the Improved Infrared Receiver with Status LED which can control any desktop PC with an ordinary remote control. The project comes along with a small PCB in order to save space. It connects to the serial port as stated in the schematic and uses the freeware Girder (www.girder.nl) software together with Igor’s Plugin (www.cesko.host.sk/girderplugin.htm) to send commands to the PC.

An Improved Infrared Receiver with Status LED – [Link]

1 Sep 2010

This is an easy to build, but nevertheless very accurate and useful digital voltmeter. It has been designed as a panel meter and can be used in DC power supplies or anywhere else it is necessary to have an accurate indication of the voltage present. The circuit employs the ADC (Analogue to Digital Converter) I.C. CL7107 made by INTERSIL.

Led display digital Voltmeter – [Link]

30 Aug 2010

The system is contructed of 16 custom built PCBs, each containing a PIC16F1827 microcontroller which receives data via I2C from a master board and controls 3 MAX6964 LED Drivers via I2C – one each for red, green and blue components. Each board then runs two ribbon cables of 8 RGB LEDs. The master board is running on a PIC18F26J50, a very powerful little PIC with an awful lot of I/O capability. Its reading the animations from an SD Card formatted with FAT32 using an SPI interface, it then chunks this data up, and sends it via the main I2C bus to the slave boards. [via]

Illuminatrix LED Project – [Link]

29 Aug 2010

This video shows a LED powered by a 0.1 Farad capacitor. First the capacitor is charged at 5V and then it is discharged through the led. The led is light for a few minutes after power is disconnected.

Led powered using Super Capacitor - [Link]

29 Aug 2010

This project shows how to build a Pong game with 8×8 LED matrix using Arduino Diecimila (microcontroller Atmel ATMega 168) platform. For more information click here.

Pong with 8×8 Led Matrix on Arduino - [Link]

29 Aug 2010

This project shows how to build a LED matchstick that is light up if strike it against a normal matchbox filled with neodymium magnets.

The LED matchstick has an inductive sensor that detects the magnetic field as you strike the matchstick against the matchbox and it lights up a LED in a flickering fashion. The power to the matchstick is through a 3F/2.7V supercapacitor and a DC-DC converter. As the LED lights up, the supercapacitor discharges and eventually the matchstick splutters off just like a normal matchstick.

Fire-free LED Matchstick – [Link]

29 Aug 2010

This project shows how to build a LED circuit that is pulse fading – breathing like the “Macintosh” style LED fade off effect. The circuit is using plain electronic components like transistors, resistors and capacitors. To make LED fade on and off you just have to push a push button or trigger the input using square wave from a 555 timer IC. The producing effect is really nice. Find schematic and project details on the link below. [via]

Led throbbing – pulse fade without mcu – [Link]

28 Aug 2010

This project uses old fashioned LED displays to build a LED wristwatch that looks really cool. The heart of watch is PIC16F628A microcontroller and there is a separate oscillator to keep track of time. Check details on the link below.

LED Wristwatch - [Link]





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