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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Thanks! Now unpublish that post before the secret gets out! Otherwise there will be none left! Thanks

Now I need to know how to add these into my case and do fun things with them!
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Thanks! Now unpublish that post before the secret gets out! Thanks
Secret? What secret? That's common knowledge.

The real secret that mustn't get out is how I got those 7 figure displays and clock displays for free
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Secret? What secret? That's common knowledge.

The real secret that mustn't get out is how I got those 7 figure displays and clock displays for free
Common knowledge for you, maybe...
please PM me that secret, I promise to keep the secret!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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Usually those 5mm resistors work without resistors at 5V. If you hooked it up to a 12V circuit with no resistor the LED would almost immediately die.

I do one project with LEDs for car radio adapters (on the HVAC controls).


There's lots of projects you can do with LEDs.
Is that a Taurus? Looks good!
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Attempted to answer this the other day but couldn't on the account that my username and password was not working.

I would highly recommend you look into Arduino series and your new favorite website SparkFun.com. They sell Arduinos, LEDs, resisters, tons of stuff on this subject.


The Arduino is made to be a jumping stone into the world of electronics and microcontrollers. You can do a lot more than dim LEDs, but that is one thing a lot of people use it for.
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Is that a Taurus? Looks good!
It's an Escort ZX2, but commonly confused as a Taurus or Focus.


With those Chinese cheap LEDs, beware. Some of them are very low quality. I had a whole set that was bad. They worked for awhile, but died very quickly or started flickering. It's kinda hit or miss with the Chinese LEDs. Yes, there will always be bad LEDs in a set of 100, but when 7 out of 10 of them aren't even surviving the soldering and the rest of them die later on...
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It's an Escort ZX2, but commonly confused as a Taurus or Focus.


With those Chinese cheap LEDs, beware. Some of them are very low quality. I had a whole set that was bad. They worked for awhile, but died very quickly or started flickering. It's kinda hit or miss with the Chinese LEDs. Yes, there will always be bad LEDs in a set of 100, but when 7 out of 10 of them aren't even surviving the soldering and the rest of them die later on...
Depends what you want them for. Sure, if I was knocking up anything mission critical then I'd go with a quality brand from farnell, but when using for odd bits or experimenting around I've yet to run into an issue (well, I've had one so far die but that's it.)
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Hey guys,

Does anyone on here dabble with LEDs? I certainly don't but i'd love to!

I have done 1 project previously which was as basic as you can get but i'm genuinely interest to learn more.

I've looks about and you can get like 100 White 12V LEDs for 10 which isn't bad and I can think of a lot of things I could add LEDs to

First off where do resistors come into it?
My 1 and only project was a battery pack and 15 LEDs, meaning 15 wires going from the battery pack to each LED as apposed to running them in a serious with the right resistors?

Next off Patters / Controls
Is it easy (easy being an optimistic word) is it plausibly manageable to create a series of something very small say 10 LEDs and then have a way so that 1st LED comes on then off, then the 2nd then the 3rd etc so you have "chase" type effect?
How do you go about this?

Genuinely interested in this and it would be nice if there was someone here with some experience.
Can you share some pics of these led lights.
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