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LED flasher circuit

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by adriano, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. adriano

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hello all,

    Can a kind soul pont me in the right direction for an IC or circuit via which I can control two sets of LED's with varying flash patterns? I can with a 555 or 556 generate a astable multivibrator, but would like more pattern flexibility.

    Thanks in advance to posted replys or E-Mail with helping solutions.

  2. Gadget

    Distinguished Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    A $5 PICAXE8. Simple to program in BASIC..(using a PC, serial cable and free software). Capacity about 40 lines of code... you could write a routine to change patterns, use the PWM command to fade the LEDs etc etc etc.

    Google PICAXE.