Introduction: LED Driver (5 LEDs)
This is a simple LED driver/power supply for 5 LEDs. Parts:
It uses the LM7812 positive voltage regulator,
2x 0.1uF Capacitors
RBV - 406 rectifier
5 LEDs (I used transparent green)
A 12V transformer ~500mA
For Typical Forward Voltage use 78 - 100 ohms resistor for Max Forward Voltage use 15-30 ohms resistor
Spark Design PCB: http://designspark.com/page/designspark-pcb-home-page
Step 1: Build It
1) Print the schematic on glossy paper and use toner transfer method. (Print only Board Outline and Bottom Copper Side)
3) Remove toner
4) Acquire components and solder them as showed in schematic
5) Solder power cord to primary wire windings and connect the transformer
6) Measure for shorts and insulate primary wires, check the polarity of Electrolytic capacitor and LEDs and check the rectifier and 7812
Step 2: Use It
Use it for keyboard illumination or give a glow to a drink and have fun!
Find a box to put it in if you want and/or add a switch.
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