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Need some help... tiny blinking LED's with a small battery and off/on switch? Answered

I incorporated a few circuit boards into a stained glass panel I created (titled..."The Board Room") (kind of city scape piece with different textures of all clear glass) and would like to add 2 tiny red blinking LED's on the front side, with a small battery and off/on switch attached on the back of one of the boards, AND I'm electronically challenged. 
I think the boards are a phone and a remote but shouldn't make a difference. Want to place LED's near the tops of the boards like blinking light atop tall buildings.... I have a radio shack nearby and plenty of beer for the project.  Would have attached a picture but a pin in card reader bay in my camera just broke off.  NOT in a huge hurry, I've had the piece shelved for 3+ years so a while longer won't kill me.
Anybody out there got any ideas?  Thanx!

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origamiwolf (author)2010-02-16

If you're not too picky about the rate at which the LEDs blink, then the easiest solution is to purchase flashing LEDs.  They already come with some internal blinking circuitry, so all you have to do is to hook it up in series to a battery, a switch, and a resistor to limit the current.  They're quite inexpensive and can be purchased online from places like Newark and Mouser.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-02-16

Like L. says, the links on the right are great. I'd recommend

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lemonie (author)2010-02-16

Look to the right of this page under yourself, click some of those. Because you tagged the question appropriately, the site is displaying related Instructables.


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