Electronic candle

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by stevezila, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. stevezila

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    Dec 19, 2008
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    Hi all, I'm looking to create an electronic candle and need some help. First of all I want to use a group of LED'S for the light and vary the output in a RANDOM manner to create a shimmering effect of varying output similar to that of a candle. I would like the output variable so that I may control the apparent brightness of the "candle" to any where from almost full on to full off. Can anyone give me some ideas on where to start?
     
  2. mik3

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    You can easily do it with a microcontroller. Also, you will use the PWM feature of the microcontroller to control the brightness.
     
  3. stevezila

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    Dec 19, 2008
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    O.K. Where is the best place to get more information on Microcontrollers and needed support devices?
     
  4. davebee

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