Can I zap the light in a flickering LED without killing the flicker thingy? Answered
I want to make a single LED flicker. As far as I know, the only way to do this is to buy a chip and all the equipment needed to program it. I don't know how to do that, and it's quite expensive. So...
I bought one of those dollar store flickering LED candles and tried using the light from it as my flicker circuit. It's the LED itself that flickers, not a separate circuit. I sadly couldn't find any where the circuit was a separate chip. I can't use this light as my light because they only come in yellow (I need white). So I painted the flickering LED black and attached it to my battery. Now my actual project LED did flicker, but the other light was draining all my battery power so that my main light was a bit dim and died quickly. So my brilliant idea for a $1 easy flicker method doesn't quite work. Unless somebody knows how to zap the light without killing the flicker thingy. Is this even possible? I've no idea how those flickering LEDs work.