This instructable covers building the kit that is the result of several builds, and many iterations. If you want to learn more about previous attempts and or the design process comment below and I'll dig out the older (and much much smaller) versions and also go through the design and manufacture process too. But this is really a kit build but of a kit I've built.
I've always wanted a Larson scanner. Growing up watching shows like Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and even the A-Team (there was a gold Cylon in it, Face does a double take at it which was a nice touch!) it's hard not to have fallen in love with the hypnotic bouncing light invention of Glen A. Larson.
Step 1: Gather your tools and components!
For this instructable you're going to need:
- Super Sexy Open Source PCB (see link to github)
- Twelve LEDs of your Choice (choose red they're best for these!)
- Four appropriate resistors (we used 39 Ohm)
- 0.1pF Decoupling Capacitor
- AA Battery Pack (or something to give you at least 3V)
- 3x2 Header
- ATTiny2313 preprogrammed with the good stuff (link to code here too)
All available in a neat package from us at phenoptix