I built a joystick a few years back, so I feel like I should be able to wire some LEDs in a 3D design project I’m working on.
I basically want to arrange some LEDs in a circle, and have them blink consecutively, so it looks like the circle is spinning.
I’d basically need some sort of power source, battery or AC, a board to wire them to I would imagine, and some sort of timer relay or something to tell them when to turn on and off in sequence.
Any ideas? Or if nobody here knows, would you know where I could find such information? If I knew all the components I’d need, I could probably Google the process. But I don’t know what to Google for at the moment other than “LED” and that’s bringin up a billion things. I might be in over my head. =\
Here were the responses in the original thread http://www.shoryuken.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119789
Where could I get a microcontroller? There are seemingly a lot of them, and I don’t know which one to get or where I should get it from. And while AC power would be cool, it’d be even better if it could be battery powered. But how would that work? And there would be an on and off switch for the whole thing, right?