Category Archives: leds

Making through-hole LEDs from SMT versions

Often when people make the move from through-hole components to SMT, there’s no going back. Why bother with all that messy drilling and flipping boards over and soldering and trimming legs, when you can simply plop a miniaturised component onto the boa… Continue reading

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Justin’s LED flashing UFO birthday card

Ok, maybe the red LED is just a little brighter – or perhaps should have been put on one of the “wider” or closer-looking beams. Or maybe replaced with a green/yellow LED. Or maybe had a higher value inline resistor or something.But the end result is p… Continue reading

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UFO birthday card with flashing LEDs – final pictures

Last night, at BuildBrighton, we helped Justin to get his flashing-LEDs-and-UFOs birthday card ready for this weekend. And, as ever, Steve made it not just look like a finished “product” but like the most awesome you wished you owned yourself. Where mo… Continue reading

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LED UFO birthday greetings card

Thursday nights are BuildBrighton Open Nights, which means getting stuck in and helping out with other people’s projects a lot of the time. Last night it happened to be Justin who needed a little help completing a fancy greetings card. It’s his girlfri… Continue reading

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Making a small cheap UV exposure box

It seems that we spend most of our time planning things while we wait for stuff to arrive for an earlier project. That’s certainly the case now, as we’re waiting for some silkscreen mesh to arrive to try out our miniature silkscreen for printing PCBs i… Continue reading

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