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Picture of Arduino Traffic Light Controller w/Remote Control
I had a traffic light that I was refinishing.  The only thing left to do was to build the controller for the light's signal patterns.  To give it a twist I incorporated a remote control.  This was also the perfect opportunity for me to try out an Arduino.  I wanted to use the Arduino becuase it was easy to use on both MAC and Windows.


Step 1: Define the Project

To start an electronics design project first define the parameters of it functionality.
This project is defined as:

Control 3 outputs
Read 4 inputs
Read 1 interupt

Features:
3 outputs are sequenced in multiple modes
-Standard Traffic Light pattern
-Reversed Pattern
-Steady on each output
-Blink each output
-Turn off
Increment and decrement sequence speed
Modify saved timing parameters using remote control

and most important; Execute in a realtime manor.

 
tinker2344 years ago
hey could i get one from where exactly the traffic light just wondering
lee_schnitz4 years ago
Love this project. About 5 years ago, I got a full size traffic light on eBay, but had no way of controlling it, other than manually with a three way switch I installed.

Fav'd this, and will give it a try. Been looking for an Arduino project, and I think this is it.

Thanks!
FLCandyMan5 years ago
That's great, thanks. How bout you share with us your plans for the building of your Traffic Light Stand? That's what I really need more is a stand for my existing light. Thanks, H in FL
Auger Duval (author)  FLCandyMan5 years ago
The stand is nothing more than steel pipe and fittings from the home store and an old tire mounted on a donor rim filled with 100lbs of sand
 Great idea! I don't know if it's just me, but all the pictures are grey and say 'This area will preview all your images'. Just FYI