Strobe Ignitor

Does anybody have any idea of how to build a strobe ignitor that uses 1/4 jacks to control a series of strobes that are all daisy chained?

Topic by ScottReed 9 years ago

LED Strobe light

Can any members please help me guide or create this circuit??? which IC should i use to create this strobe light effect???? click the link to see what im taling about.

Topic by ShaZyla 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Adjustable strobe light?

I want to utilize my old Sears induction timing light as an adjustable timing light for work. I like using a battery as it is not always easy to get 120V from anywhere near the part I am trying to see, plus the wires tend to get in the way.....rotating parts and loose wires don't always mix well. Any ideas?

Question by Monger 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Led strobe light?

Hello everyone, I came across a video on youtube where I found a light on a truck but don't know what it is called maybe strobe but I am not sure about this.  My ideas would be to use an IC 555 or use arduino to control the lights to achieve the same effects that the light is on the top of the red truck cabin. Here is the link for the video. Start at 11:41 till 11:55 and you will see the light on top of the red truck. Thanks all

Question by Chamburn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

strobe light solutions...? Answered

Ok. so i have 2 ideas brewing in my head, but of course, i don't have the knowledge to do them :) ....which is why i have instructables. ok, anyways, so i have a very BASIC knowledge about LED's and such, and so my first idea is to make a strobe light with about 10 led's (in a nice reflective casing) and i guess a programmed timer, BUT i have absolutely NO idea how to program micro-controller's or w/ idk if that's the best option, SO i then had an idea of just getting some old lamps from goodwill ( the best ) with some new Fluorescent Light Bulbs and somehow putting a timer on it for every like .6 seconds or something......i'm not sure how complicated this is...and that's why i am asking. so which one would give better results, and which one would be easier to do (if even possible). (or any other solution for strobe light) and what exactly do i need and how do i do it...ha. i know...everyone hates these questions from newbs trying to make a huge thing lol. JUST STICK TO THE SIMPLE, NEWB!!! (that was what i would imagine a comment sounding like :)

Question by miqt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Disecting Strobe FX

Hello all you LED inventors I have a few questions for you....One of My Favorite LED toys ever is the Stobe FX LED wand(which they dont make anymore) they used to be ten bux each NOW they are like 75 a pair on EBAY....What I would like to do if possible is collaborate with some one that knows electronics and might beable to hel me recreate the effect but Modify it for durability...The wand has 30 mode and 2 buttons one turns it one and one changes the color 15 original modes but if you hold the CHANGE button it send orignal into slowest too fastest mode...I have some "dead" soliders that I can use for "POI" like to practice my FIRE arts.. Neighborly Yours Dave

Topic by hrdcr4lf 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

96 by 286 LED Light strobe.

Hi I am Michael, and i want to make a Name board which will have 2 parts. it will have 382 in total divided in 2 parts leds96/286.  I want to make a strobe controller for these many leds.  it should blink 96 led at one time and the other 286 at other time. Please help with the circuit diagram or the schematics Thanks.

Question by michaelferns1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

mini STROBE LIGHT ideas???

I'm looking to make a small strobe light unit. I once saw them in the Target bargain for $2.50 around "Back to School" time in the Fall. I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to modify the strobe unit from a disposable camera and turn it into a working disco type strobe light?

Topic by mrshow555 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is there anyway I can incorporate a strobe function into my led flashlight? Answered

I would like to be about to use the flashlight only as a strobe light. Is there a simple setup for that? The flashlight is a cheap 6 led with a rear push  on/off button. It is powered by 3 AAA battery in a housing that fits in the flashlight tube.

Question by caseylindsey 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What type of transistor do i need?

Hello, Im trying to build some sort of disco light set up, i will be using an arduino. Spec: Voltage 12v Arduino (5v PWM) Amps 2.5 Needs to be able to: Dim Flash What type of mosfet or transistor will i need to controll it all Thanks Daniel

Question by deacond07 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How to make strobe Led

Hi all, i want to know how to make a strobe light with it's like a and whats the cheap circuit ?the tutorials ?the programable ?im newbie, from indonesia...thx before all.... i hope you can explain... =)

Topic by vicardo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

IR triggered LED strobe? Answered

Hey guys, im trying to make an IR(or other) triggered LED strobe. im including a you tube video so you can see what trying to make.  any suggestions?

Question by gedion4000 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Home made strobe light

I've made a couple led strobe lights, well put assembled from kits really, and I was wondering if anyone has any suggests for sites etc. that might help me design a more customizable strobe light. It's really for costumes and the like.

Topic by Bearch 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

emergency led or strobe lights

Does any one have a way to construct a L.E.D flashing warning light or maybe strobe light for emergency uses? I am a paramedic in a rural area and some times have to use my own vehicle to respond. Warning device needs to be relatively compact and low power draw. i just want to put red led's in my grill and maybe strobes in my head and tail lights. they make the high watt strobes(50w-80w) with the hide away grommets but they are expensive and the power supplies aint cheap. is there a reason i cant take apart a regular home strobe and wire it into a poxer inverter? thanks for any info steve

Topic by cruisermedic 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

IR triggered LED strobe

hey guys, im looking to build a IR triggered LED strobe. in the smallest possible size i can. it doesnt have to be from scratch so if anyone knows of a cheap trigger on a toy i could use that would be great. im looking to build an IR triggered strobe for an airsoft gun i have. the idea is to strobe an led (most likely a UV LED) every time an airsoft pellet trips the trigger. these pellets are glow in the dark so in essence i will be making my own homemade airsoft tracer system. these units are about $70 so if i could do this for free or much cheaper i would be thrilled. i know there are things out there i can use but im drawing a blank right now. i have makers block or something. here are a couple links to YouTube vids that explain the concept and more along the lines of what it should be like. at about 1:50 in the top video theres is a good demonstration on its workings. <br> <br> any part suggestions or ideas would be awesome.

Topic by gedion4000 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

"flasher" or strobe or similar for battery

Hi, I'm kind of new to this and don't know what I want, but can describe it.  I'm looking for a small, inexpensive device that will turn a battery off and on.  I have a battery powered electromagnet that moves a clamp.  I want to make something like Clamps from Futurama where the clamp just opens and closes on its own about once every two seconds.  I've got the battery, battery cover, and wire leads on that end.  I've got the clamp, wires, and normal on/off switch on the other.  I just need the bit in the middle.  I can use a regular on off switch, but I don't want to have keep constantly flicking it off and on. All of my google searches end up pointing to either strobe lights, car electronics, or Christmas lights.  None of which will really work. Any ideas of what this would be or where to get a couple cheap? Thanks!

Topic by BobR90 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

A strobe light using 15-20 LED's?

Well one of my friends goes to raves so i said i can make him a better rave glove for cheaper. They go for about $100. So my problem is that its not powering all 15 LEDs. BTW they have to a variable strobe. Thanks

Question by maddhadder44 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is the easiest way to make a automotive bulb blink, similar to a strobe!? Answered

The bulb in question is a automotive 12 volt GE 904 wedge bulb.  Other bulbs could be used of course as this would be a simple mod.  And, yes, i know you can just buy car strobe kits, but I am trying to utilize what I have access to.  Our local scrap yard, which has several dozen cars in it allows free picking, so.... Anyone recommend what out of a car circuit I would need

Question by iminthebathroom 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I need a schematic for a circuit that flashes two LEDS (or more) but while they flash they strobe? Answered

I'd like them to flash kinda like the lights on a school bus. Example:;=related

Question by master key 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What chemicals can eat through resin

Does anyone know what chemicals can eat through resin? My dad gave me a strobe light which the timing was out on but the electronics were incased in resin so I can't access them. Any help would be useful

Topic by thermoelectric 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I get a script to turn on a strobe light via USB

Hello, I am really at a loss how to do this so would appreciate any advice. I use Splunk and within it you can set for a script to run when an alert happens, so what I want to do is when an alert happens for a strobe light and a siren to sound. I haven't got a clue what kit is needed or the spec to do this? I suspect it will be some kind of a USB relay and obviously a strobe light and siren. Not sure how it should be wired up, I guess mains power (240v) to the strobe/siren positive and the negative connections to the USB relay? Then the scripting is there any free/sample scripts anywhere that can be used? Thanks for reading Guy

Topic by j666gak 7 years ago

How can a LED be flashed like a strobe, motion activated and installed outside to act as a security light?

This is about home security.  I have posted another security question on single LEDs in the same category. We have a remote house under construction at the end of a cul-de-sac.  My idea was to create some type of motion-activated single flash strobe or LED burst of light.  This light would be installed at the cul-de-sac and the motion sensor could be further away.  I just want to create this big flash so that any one coming around in the wee hours has to decide if they just had their picture taken and do they want to go further.  The strobe would just flash once like a camera flash, not flashing repetitively. So the final product would have to be weather and water proof.  The house is about 200' from the cul-de-sac but there are a number of empty, underground PVC conduits run from the house electrical panel which could be used to run out 120v or low voltage wiring. I've looked everywhere on the net.  The closest I could find were cameras that are made to take flash photos of animals at night and are motion activated. 

Question by GTinWA 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My strobe light has a problem....

I have a miniature strobe light that I salvaged from a crappy Halloween decoration. I was planning on strapping it to my bike, just as an added accessory. Anyway, it worked fine, then is started being faulty. Now, it does not want to flash at all. It isn't charging the capacitor, so there is a problem somewhere before there. The strobe light has a cool option of either holding down a button or using an on/off switch. I cannot find any loose wires or shorts. Is there a way to tell if the flasher is broken? It hasn't been dropped, so I don't guess that that would be the problem. Any help would sure be appreciated!

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Strobe light modification! need faster.

Hello,   I am working on a project and would like to know if you can assist me with a specific modification. I have a regular, medium size LED strobe light in which I need to increase the amount of times it flashes, so much that the human eye cannot detect the flashing. Please advise if you can help.    Thank you for your time and have a prosperous day,  

Question by cubantino 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Arduino Strobe Controller for bike lights

Hey guys, this is where I am selling kits to build my ultimate Arduino strobe controller system. Read about the whole project here! Bare PCB alone (comes with a BOM for population): $8 Complete Kit with everything but the light modules and battery charger: $50 These prices include shipping within the continental USA. If you're in the US, I will include two 18650 Li-ion cells with the kit. If you are outside the USA, shipping will cost more but I can't ship the batteries, which works out so the price will be the same! You will still need to acquire a charger and supplies for building your light modules, no matter where you live. PM me if you are interested in buying a kit!

Topic by thecheese429 2 years ago

LED Strobe Light circuit, Best Place to ask the experts for L.E.D. Based Strobe Driver circuit

Iam new here, after searching on google and many electronic forums and all, I still can't find a LED Strobe light circuit, which would run off a 12v dc Car Battery.You Tube is loaded with lots of people displaying them, but can't find the circuit to make one for me.check what i want the LED columns to do for me. help me with this, Iam a L.E.D. Fan and can't sleep, i dream of strobes and can't find one, huh.I've some Mods done to my car lights, I'll make some videos and share them with you all here soon.Thanks for your time :-)

Topic by ghpk 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago

How can I make an adjustable flashing strobe LED? Answered

I need to make an LED that will flash at different speeds depending on the position of a sliding switch. I am going to make a miniature movie projector and I need to set up an LED to flash at a specific frames per second. A diagram would be awesome!

Question by nepheron 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

could someone write me a circuit that would allow my to affect an LED circuit by strobing the LED's

 Ideally this circuit would have a potentiometer knob that would twist from Constantly on to long strobes with lots of room for adjustment.? I have RBG LED circuits and microcontrollers and really want to have an adjustable strobe effect. Or is this a coding sort of thing that would be much harder?

Question by ruashiasim 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to sync lights to music?

I'm attempting to create a light display using incandescent Christmas lights and would like to make it strobe in sync with the music I'm playing.  I would like to know what equipment I would use to connect the strings of lights to my computer to run them, or if I'd just be better off doing it manually with a bunch of leds?

Question by Greenhornetc13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Up for a challenge..?

So... I was wondering, would anyone be up for a challenge? Here it is: USB powered strobe lights, sound reactive. We got lots of geniuses here, but no one makes this little gadget. They have them on the back of the DS's X3, four lights in each side of the cartridge that react to the music that plays through the DS speakers. But, of course, not outside of a DS cartridge, apparently. Could you do it? Are you brave enough, smart enough, quick enough to be the first? Hm. Lets see it. If you do, post ideas and progress here. Seems like an interesting little project.

Topic by KeannaRoar 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Control led strip light with arduino from 12v?

Hello, I would like to control my 12 volt strip light (not RGB) with an arduino and also use a potentiometer to be able to adjust the brightness manually.   However I am afraid to fry my arduino board with 12v directly as it will fry it and I also want to be able to use higher voltages in the future but for the time being only 12v volt will do. I don't really know what to use to control high voltages and current so as to be able to control it.  My choices are relays but most are from 220v to 12v and can only be on and off so very difficult to control brightness.   Another choice would be to use my potentiometer but again I don't know how to control it and especially about the value such as 10k for example.   Then there is the use of transistor such as MPN and NPN which I don't remember how to use. It has been at least 4 years since I was in electronics and now want to get back in so as to create awesome things but I need to be sure that I am safe and for other people as well. Thanks again for you help.

Question by Chamburn 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How do I make the dc only portion of a strobe light? I already have a trigger.

How do I go about making a simple 120vac to 300vdc power supply? I am making a strobe light and gave a trigger set up but I need a way of getting the darn thing to light. PLEASE HELP. Is there any way to use my function generator to replace the trigger?

Question by professorred 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Help making LED light boxes w/ strobe functions for stage?

Hello, im brand new here! Im hoping someone could help me with the electronic side of some LED lightboxes im trying to build for my band. The boxes im imagining have a face approx 30X10cm with approx 50 LEDs in each and i plan to build two identical boxes, one for either side of the stage. Can anyone help with maybe a schematic or some instructions as to how i can build and power such units? And if anyone is willing to help further, i would also like to have a built in function where the lights stay on solid, but can strobe (like a regular strobe light) when activated by a foot switch wired to each box. Im not bothered if it requires a separate individual switch wired to each, or if its possible to wire a single master to both. Hope someone can help!

Question by jetbones 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how would i create strobe lighting with and "emergency Exit" sign

How would i go about making the emergency flood lights on an "emergency exit" sign w/ battery pack, strobe or flash with 110V power supply? any suggestions. thanks

Topic by braker-ninener 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Flashing LED usb

I'm not really sure where to start with this, but in the end I's like an LED strobe where I can control how fast is flashes precisely (for example 5khz). My Ideas so far is you have an LED hooked up to my laptop via usb with a simple program to control the speed and how many times it flashes. Right now I've got LED's and usb's and 100ohm resisters if i need them. From what I've read I don't think I can control the usb port's power so I'm assuming I need a driver board or something? I'd love some help with this but I assume I've been too vague, mostly because I'm not sure what i'm talking about. Any help I can get would be amazing. Thanks

Topic by mitchpope93 5 years ago

How do you modify a thunder strobe to make it realistic?

I have  a Cannon Thunder Strobe w/sound effects.  I would like to make it act more like a real thunder/lightening storm.  The flash from the strobe and then the roll of thunder.  Right now, out of the box, it just flashes normally and the effect plays.  It does not look like a real lightening flash with thunder.  It needs to have a major pause between lightening flashes so the thunder can roll, then silence and darkness.  I have seen it done in Halloween Spirit stores, but the employees did not know how it was done.  It was fixed up by someone else.Any help will be appreciated.Jeff

Question by Mr. Pyre 9 years ago

I've built a few disposable camera strobes, and want to use them in solar garden lights, instead of LEDs. Answered

 My problem is getting them to switch ON after dark.  The strobes draw about a half an amp, when the first start to charge.  A single AA rechargeable battery should last a few hours, but no idea on how do the switching with only 1.2 volts.  Any help or suggestions?  Was hoping to get a half dozen put together before Halloween, sort of a lightning-effect.?

Question by HarveyH44 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how do i make my LED dance suit flash?strobe?

I am going to a festival next friday and i made an LED stickman suit. at the minute i can only turn the LED's on or off but i want to make them strobe at different speeds so i can match them to the beat of the music

Question by RossE10 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

A display shell with whistle

Fireworkshere Effect:White Strobe Willow W/Red Strobe Pistil and whistle.Click the following Url: Or click here the "video" Icon to watch this fireworks effect. Perhaps you like it.

Topic by victorwu 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

how do i mod my xbox 360 with sound sensitive strobe LED's?

I have seen the xbox 360 LED mods where the color of the LED lights stay solid while the system is on. After going over the instructions carfully i saw a 360 console with sound sensitive strobes and i was wondering if there were different instuctions for the strobe or if it is the same process with different LED's

Question by DEAD-26 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to make a powerful strobe light using a camera flash unit for the purpose of slowing down motion in dance clubs?

Please provide a circuit design to build a stroboscope (from a camera flash unit) for dance parties. Also please tell what flash rate is suited for slowing down motion in such an environment. It would be great if you could publish an instructable or provide a diagram. Thanks in advance.

Question by adilqaiser 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can anyone help me troubleshoot a non-responsive RGB SMD5050 LED strip which keeps flashing rapidly in blue colour?

I have recently bought a 5m strip of RGB SMD5050 300LED strip together with a 12v controller and remote control. I have cut and soldered this LED strip into numerous small parts, as suitable for my application (as additional car lights). However on powering up this LED strip, its colour is blue which keeps flashing at a fast rate (almost a strobe-like effect). This keeps going on, not responding to the commands on the remote control. Since this is my first time working with LEDs, I am unable to troubleshoot this problem. Would anyone be able to guide me please?

Question by darmic 4 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

Camera Flash Charging Circuit, converted to a Strobe light? Answered

I've been looking at some projects i could do with some left over camera flash charger circuits I have after building a coilgun, and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about being able to hook these circuits in parallel.  I would like to build a cheapy xenon strobe, but need enough current to rapidly (very rapidly) bring the bulbs two power supplies up to voltage.  It looked like the schematics wouldn't be able to work with a simple parallel connection, but I'm not much at Electrical Engineering yet.  Ideas?  Similar Projects?  'Ibles or websites?  All help appreciated.?

Question by mojofilta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Car Battery Charger for strobe light power source?

We want to string a bunch of flashing lights along a building wall. We figure at most 30 lights on a run, evenly spaced along a 100 length. The wires will be one black and one red, starting at the power source. The lights are Seco-Larm SL-126, 12 V DC, 200mA each. Can we use a generic car battery charger to power these lights? Assuming the battery charger has enough amps for 30 lights? The lights will be turned on only for an hour or two, then off until the next event. Is it as simple as a car battery charger? Something like a NAPA NBC 85525?

Question by hefe.bierbaum 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to make a strobe effect for that LED strip to use for a magic or time fountain?

So, i bought a long LED strip with RGB, many colours, and some modes = fade, smooth, 1 of them is "strobe". I want to know how to put that in use to make a magic/time fountain... I dont get the electrical/scheme part that much so if any1 can help what piece should i buy and where to solder it, so i make a strobe effect, strong enough to use and put to make a magic/time fountain, thanks! The Leds i bought are exactly the same as those: at least the small white control box is the same on the outside, i made fotos on the inside so anybody who understands it can give me a hand :P .. if i manage to find something about how to make that strobe effect ill write back! thanks in advance!

Question by nikox 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

modify cd player to zoetrope

I am looking to modify a portable cd player into a zoetrope. this is fairly easy to do, but i have zero electronics knowledge and thought it would be good to ask if it is even is an old zoetrope just looking for a one second loop of animation to occur.cds spin at about 500 rpm - which when you do the math is about 8x too fast. so how can i modify the cd player to slow down?i know that i could get a strobe light and try variations on the strobe, but since the rate of cd player spin alters from center to far edge (goes more slowly) the strobe light would quickly get out of sync.any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by cale 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Bike Tire Valve Lights

Anyone know how to build a Bike Tire Valve Light? The ones in stores strobe, waterproof, and only activate during movement. Thanks

Topic by kmurray24 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Does Any body need a timing light circuit? Answered

I was thinking that i should post one here but thats if anybody actually needs it.

Question by josh1001 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

stobe light control box

Hi  wel i havent used this but here gose.. i have three strobe light bars that i like to build a control box now ive seen  other boxs going for top dollar  i like it too turn on each strobe light bar an  have a mode switch with each light to change the flash pattern can anyone tell me how i  can do about it  i know  that power is apply an there another wire that  when ground i apply it changes the pattern i want too know  doo i need resitors or  what thanks

Topic by kid617 8 years ago