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LED's and Arduino Question,,,, I am looking to install LED lights (a LOT) in a 1:18 diecast car. I'm slowly grasping the wire schematics, and feel the install wont be too tough (yeah right)... But, I am looking for a way to turn the lights on/off. Since I will put lights (or extend fiber optics to) tail lights, blinkers (front and rear) brake lights, fog lights, running (marker) lights, head lights, and a bevy of interior point lights via a Fiber Optic layout. My main question is the lighting controls. As you can see, I need to be able to switch a variety of lights, in different modes,,, Blinking for 4-way, blinking for turn signal, all on, just running lights on, and brakes lights on....Anyone care (dare) to step in?

Similar to this... http://youtu.be/WbqQ0tUtX3U

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DK86 (author)2013-01-03

Hey, are you still working on this project? I myself am also working on it. Arduino Nano with IR controller and LED. If you need help let me know!

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vwluvrs (author)DK862013-01-17

I have since this started, got a pretty good schematic to make up the 'board'.. but Im not a electronics specialist.. open to all the help I can get

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DK86 (author)vwluvrs2013-02-02

well, I use the arduino nano in my project.
the programa what I made now works how it should be with remote control.

must now only install everything.

Here a movie from the beginning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxdNmj3PJM

Meanwhile the operate blinkers left, right and 4-way also work.

if you want to test programa feel free let me know

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iknowvations (author)2012-01-09

You can use IR remote and some microcontroller to finish your project . It should not cost you more than $50-60.

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Jayefuu (author)2012-01-06

With remote control, or a switch on the bottom like that guy had? Unless you want it remote controlled you really don't need an arduino, just some small switches.

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vwluvrs (author)Jayefuu2012-01-06

I received a reply form the gent, who has since that video, come up with a remote control to make the lights change,,,, Now your talking way cool! He wants $150 for the remote and the module... I don't think lights are included in his 'kit'.
How tough would it be to make up an RF controller of my own?

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Jayefuu (author)vwluvrs2012-01-06

Does that car move or is it just a model? If it doesn't move then IR would be good enough.

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vwluvrs (author)Jayefuu2012-01-08

Static car, 1:18 diecast car

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