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Build circuit - programmable LED blink pattern Answered


I'm looking to accomplish the following -

Have (2) 5mm LED's go through the following patterns:

(1) LED's Solid On / Full Brightness
(2) LED's alternating blink
(3) LED's off

I would like to be able to press a single button and cycle through those presets - 1,2,3

I would like to make this as compact, least amount of parts, and low power requirements as possible.

Please let me know if you guys could point me in the right direction perhaps?

Rafael M.


I use picaxes a lot. Low parts count, gentle learning curve, not terribly expensive. You can't get crazy sophisticated, but they get most jobs done.

You're gonna need a microcontroller.

Thermionic, I was thinking about a PIC or Atmel type microcontroller initially but wasn't sure.

I just recently started reading into a 555 timer but I can tell it's not advanced enough for this project.