Introduction: How to Make a Blinking LED in FLOWSTONE.
For those of us who use Flowstone, the standard LED module is great but does not blink when turned on via software. In cases where a visual annunciation is needed to grab the attention of an operator, blinking is necessary. Read on for how I achieved this feature.
Step 1: Getting a Repeating Pulse.
I used a Tick to give me 25 pulses per second. Using a trigger pulse divider, the pulse output is now 1 time per second or 1Hertz. If the division is made with a smaller integer than the pulse rate will increase.
Step 2: Counting the Pulses.
Using a counter primitive, I counted the pulses in order to be able to know when the LED must come on and off.
Step 3: Converting to Boolean.
This is how I converted pulses to good ole Boolean that toggles between TRUE and FALSE. The output of the selector gives this repeating logic state to the LED.
Step 4: Complete Schematic.
So this is the complete schematic on how to make a blinking LED in flowstone. I hope it will be of use to you enthusiasts.