How do I use a timer to turn LEDs on one after the other?

I need to find a way to have a series of red LEDs turn on one after the other, as if it was a snake, moving along a line, or a laser pointer, slowly turning on, the lights being the laser beam... How would I do this with basic circuitry knowledge and a tight budget (less than 20 dollars)?

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iceng5 years ago
Here is a simple circuit 4 U
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iceng iceng5 years ago
And if you want sequential light up.
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ElectroFlex (author)  iceng5 years ago
Is there anything simpler or a kit I could buy? I have extremely basic circuitry knowledge, and frankly, I don't know how to read schematics. I know it sounds bad, but it's true...
Good LED Kit 4 U.
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rickharris5 years ago
+1

Simple and Works!
You can do knight rider lights as well with a bit of rearranging of the LEDS.