I have this string of USB powered LED fairy lights that came with an IR remote. I had initially planned to plug these into a smart outlet, using a phone charger adapter, in a place that isn't easily reachable by the remote and use the outlet to turn the lights on and off.
The LEDs have 8 modes to them and I only want them to stay on constant. The issue comes when I turn the outlet off. Once it's turned off and back on, it defaults the LEDs to the 'Demo' mode.
These LED lights are wired in Antiparallel which allows them to be animated in some way. I'm looking for a simple circuit I could put together in order to plug them into a USB adaptor and just have them constantly on until I turn off the outlet and vice versa.
From some basic prodding using my multimeter, I see the LEDs are drawing in between 3-3.3V. I had initially planned to hack the circuit that came with the lights but now I feel like creating my own might be better.
I'm very new to a lot of this stuff and only have some basic wiring and circuitry experience so any help is greatly appreciated. I feel like this is a small enough project I could tackle on my own. I've read some things about an ATTINY and using that, and I'm willing to learn more.