with a few steps, electrical componets, common sense and know how you can increase your dogs safety by a mile! After a recent project that needed LEDs from an RGB strip i was left with four sections of LEDs (3 per section) and i knew i would use them just didnt think it would be this soon. The idea for a light up collar was not mine, my friend jokingly said i should make one and well i did just that. I wanted to use more than one color with out an audrino or micrcontroller so i used a 555 timer to make the colors flash instead of running a cycle.
Step 1: Tools and componets needed;
Tools: soldering iron+ solder, hot glue and gun, utility knife, wire strippers
other: collar (obviously lol) 9volt battery, common sense, and a IC pcb.
Step 2: 555 timer schematic.
Step 3: Step by step for soldering the IC and its componets. First step.
note that leg 3 and 5 havent been touched. leg 5 has no connection and leg 3 is the output to the LED strip sections. dont solder anything to that leg yet.