Introduction: Simple DISCO Strobe Light DIY
I love making new things, so when the idea of making a diy strobe light came to me I thought: "Why not?" But, as it turns out, making it isn't that easy. I found that all internet circuits were too complex for me, so I decided to design my own circuit and put it all together. It's a very simple and efficient way of making a little strobe light machine and I hope you'll enjoy it, just as I did.
Step 1: Components and Circuit Scheme
The main thing in this little project are white LED lights which I used instead of expensive strobe light because they
are fast enough to create the efect of actual strobe light at this frequency which is about 11 Hz.
What you need for this project is:
- 120 K resistor
- 8 K resistor
- 1 uF capacitor
- 10 nF capacitor
- NE 555 timer
- 12 V white LED light (x3)
- small circuit board
- header for timer
Step 2: Aaand It's Done!
So when you put all the components together this is how the circuit looks like. If you want to change the frequency of blinking you can play a little bit with changing the values of resistors.
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