# Tagged Questions

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### How involved is tapping power from a device to add LED's?

I am thinking about doing a little hobby project (if it proves to be not so difficult) and I am not exactly sure where to start. Macintosh computers have an illuminated Apple logo, and there is a ...
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### Checking materials (cheapest possible) to be used for a solar dark-detecting LED light bulb circuit

I want to make this circuit, which includes a joule thief: It's for a solar dark-detecting LED light; and I'm trying to follow this guide: ...
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### Help verify 8x8x8 LED cube circuit

I am a beginning hobbyist when it comes to electronics. I have read lots of theory but I only have a little bit of hands on experience. I would like to build an 8x8x8 LED cube and I came up with this ...
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### How to drive a 20mA LED From a 4mA max GPIO Pin

I have an IC that has an GPIO with which I would like to drive a LED. Since the device will be running off battery, keeping the power use low (Zero maybe) while the LED is off as a priority. The ...
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### Parallel and Series Circuits Question (Electron Flow)

So this is a pretty basic question, I understand the aspects of parallel and series circuits but don't understand why? For instance: How can the Battery be "drained" faster when say 3 LEDS are ...
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### Current amplifier concept in solar panel [closed]

Whether the output of the solar panel is given to a current amplifier to increase the ampere rating? So that we can increase the ampere hour rating of the battery which will be connected to the solar ...
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### Simplest circuit for making Christmas lights flash

I bought a Christmas LED light yesterday but it is static. I don't know much about electronic circuits but I learned something in college on RC circuits. I am wondering if we can build a flasher with ...
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### How does an LED connect in a circuit?

So, I know (conventional) current goes from the + pole of the battery into the anode of the LED, leaving through the cathode and into the - pole of the battery. However, I read the cathode is the ...
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### Connecting 5 12V LEDs in a parallel circuit

I recently bought 5 12V ultra bright LEDs (all identical), and want to hook them up to a battery pack of 8 AA batteries. So I figured I could just make five parallel circuits with one LED in each, and ...
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### LED circuit with 17 parallel diodes

I have a parallel LED circuit with with 17 red LEDs. I am using a 555 and microcontroller with a 9V alkaline battery (500mAh). In chasing mode, 3 red LEDs go continuously from right to left, so ...
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### Wiring different CREE LEDs together

I would like to create a light source consisting of 6 CREE XP LEDs: 4x XP-E Red - 2.3V @ 700mA Datasheet 1x XP-E White - 3.5V @ 1000mA (Datasheet is the same as above) 1x XP-C Royal Blue - 3.5V @ ...
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### What are some methods to achieve constant LED brightness over large temperature ranges?

I would like to regulate the light flux output of an LED or laser diode over its entire operating temperature range by varying the current. What are some different methods to achieve this? Edit: ...
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### How to know how many LEDs can be used at a given voltage

I am newbie to electronics. Basically I developed a mini circuit just to understand concept of electronic circuit. What I did was I developed a circuit with 3Volt AA battery and 1 LED. The LED lighted ...
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### LED Voltage Drop in Series

Perhaps a Simple Question, but maybe Im misunderstanding "Voltage" drop in terms of LEDS. So I have a Circuit wired up with a 9V Battery, one 270ohm Resistor and 3 Blue LEDS (that draw around....20ma ...
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### Why doesn't this work? (Simple Circuit)

Honestly this is almost embarrassing to ask, but I might as well suck it up and ask why (even though it's probably obvious) Assuming I plug in that 9V battery into the +/- connections, the LED will ...
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### How to hack a walkie-talkie to light up LEDs when it receives a signal

Rookie circuit-bending question: I am trying to hack a walkie-talkie to light up some LEDs when it receives a signal. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to have the LEDs light in relation to ...
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### Thevenin Resistance?

I don't understand our professor's explanation for the answer to this problem: An LED is connected in series to a 150ohms pull up resistor and a MOSFET with drain-source resistance of 3ohms. The Pull ...
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### Leveraging DC series circuit to power higher voltage LED panel

I have a IKEA RGB Dioder set where each channel requires 12Vdc (& 1.25W), I want to connect this to my Phidget LED 64 Advanced. Each channel on the Phidget can provide a maximum of 5Vdc with ...