Easy Christmas LED Project! Fun to Build!

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Introduction: Easy Christmas LED Project! Fun to Build!


          Here is an easy and fun project for the holidays that you can show non-electronic enthusiasts friends without them saying: "I have no idea what you were talking about..."




Step 1:


===Needed Items===

~Breadboard
~Power supply

                 (preferably 5v but anything from 4 volts to12 volts will work)
~2 Red and 2 Green LEDs
~555 timer IC

                  (IC stands for Integrated Circuit)
~3 NPN transistors
~5 resistors:  3 x 10kOhm, 1 x 3.3kOmh, 1 x 100 Ohm

                   (10KOhm = Brown Black Orange,
                    3.3KOhm = Orange Orange Red,
                    100 Ohm = Brown Black Brown)
~47uf capacitor
                    (You can use and capacitance you choose, but 47uf seems to work the best)
~various small wires
                    (single-core/solid-core wires are the best)

===With all of these components, you are ready to build!===

Step 2:

Here Is the Schematic of the Christmas LED Flasher! From here you can use this schematic to build the easy and fun Christmas LED flasher!

Step 3: Done!

                                                          ===You're Done!===

          Now you have your working Christmas LED flasher for the holidays to show off to your friends and family! Thanks for reading my instructable! Leave a Comment!

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hi. i was just thinking if your schematic diagram matched the picture above? thank you :D

Awesome! I was trying to design something that most everyone can make out of simple and common supplies.

Thanks for the comment!
=D

what transistor value you us in in your video?????????????????

It's NOT My Video,,,Sorry!!!

what are the value of 3 NPN TRANSISTORS sir rtty21

I don't know. you can use most any npn transistor, though.

is there an equivalent for the 555 timer ic???

that site is a bit expensive... to ship it to Holland, it is 20 euros. that is a bit too much for a 555 timer wich costs 34 cents. I'll look for something less expensive.

thanks for your help

LukeD