Customs: LED Tutorials

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  1. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Anybody out there know where I can read up on LED's and perhaps the use of them towards kitbashing? I've searched a bit but haven't found anything concrete yet.
     

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    For basics google LED instructibles. You should get a bunch of easy projects. If you want to get involved in clock timer chips like the 555 timer, or ICs like the CD4060, google them, you'll find some handy info. Making the jump to PICs you will be able to program and reprogram your own chips with a kit like the PICkit II or similar. You can try some RailRoad hobbyist sites as well, those guys are insane with the LED work. Final suggestion, peruse www.starshipmodeler.com they have a whole section dedicated to LEDs, lightpiping, and electronics in general! I frequent them weekly to learn about the tricks of the trade!:thumbs2: 
     
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    This makes me miss lsdiodes :[
     
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    Wonderful. I was searching LED Tutorials and was getting my fair share of crap to sort through. Just needed a little bit more guidance. Thanks BH.
     
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    we actually have 2 tutorials concerning LEDs, but they're specific to a particular mod. One is to make the MP3 player from Real Gear's eyes light up, and the other is to make Alternators Shockwave's gun-hand light up.
     

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