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Nuts & Volts Magazine (March 2016)

Make Your LED Dance Just Like a Candle

By Eric Bogatin    View In Digital Edition  

If all we do with an LED is use it for steady, dull, boring illumination, we are leaving so much of their performance on the table. Instead, why not take advantage of an LED’s ability to quickly respond to a changing current, and modulate their drive current to turn your room into a responsive environment?

Find out how to make any LED dance to the small randomly unstable air currents that make candles flicker. The technique can be applied to turn ANY environmentally sensed input into an LED’s or light bulb’s brightness.


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