|Dec 09, 2013, 02:39 PM|
need some simple LED electronics help
for some time I have been trying to make a simple exhaust ring for my planes. LED ring is done. total of 18 3mm LED's with a 20mah and 3v power for each. The ring has 2 "rows" for the positive side and a shared ground. I have not yet put the LEDs on the ring so I can reverse this if needed.
So I would like to get a nice flicker and dimming with this ring linked to the throttle of my plane. If I can only get the dim or the flicker I am ok with that.
Here is what I have:
a few stripped servos I can rob the boards from
various simple ICs (555, 556, LM7805, LM317, etc) nothing programable
I DO NOT have any way to program IC's, I have no knowledge of how to program IC's. Please dont go that route unless you want to make the board for me with the ICs loaded on it
I do not have anything like Arduino. only old school type stuff.
Im not terribly concerned about power loss since I only fly for a minute or two at a time so its not a big deal for me.
Dose any one have any ideas for me? or sugest a ready made controller that may be used with my board?
I did forget to mention, I do have a SILabs flashing tool. Have yet to set it up for programing my ESC's for my quad. Is it posible to maybe reprogram an extra ESC to run LEDs at a much slower rate then a motor? I know most ESCs will shut down if it dosnt detect the motor some some fancy programming would be needed to get around this. I do have a number of extra small ESCs that I could use one of these for this task. going this way I can alternate the loading of the LEDs on the board to take advantage of the AC switching off the ESC to get my flikering, and the PWM of the ESC for the brightness. The extra ESC's I have are Turnigy PLUSH 10a.
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