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Coding a USB thumb drive with LEDs? Answered

Basically. I have an old thumb drive that I want to connect a string of LEDs to, and while it's plugged into my computer, I can program it to blink/flash whenever I want, whether its just timed, or I click a button "on the program" and the LEDs turn on Where do I even begin? I mean, I know how to attach LEDs to the drive, just the rest of it... Not so sure.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

The USB drive is just memory so all it can contain is a list of patterns that the PC can run to drive the LEDs - This will require you to be able to write a programme on your PC to do this.

Alternatively You can do the whole thing with one of the available PIC chip micro processors available.

www.picaxe.com