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Old Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I ordered 200 LEDs from lighthouseleds.com
Luminosity/Brightness is 120 mcd

Mostly, I wanted to know if I could solder these. I just stick one end in some FunTak, soldered one wire, flipped it over and soldered the other. Easier than I had imagined. I do use a magnifying light to help see. Wish I had a microscope.

I also just ordered a bunch of different value SMD resistors. I used what I had for my test (see the pics) but for the flight package I want the SMD. DigiKey for those.

Looking at the plans I posted earlier, there are a total of 8 bays. I plan on putting 3 or 4 of these LEDs in each bay. My calcs say I should get 20 minuted of light on a 160mAh battery (separate from the flight battery) Red in the left 2 bays, green in the right 2 and white in the center 4.
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