How To – Simple method for blinking LEDs

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How To – Simple method for blinking LEDs

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From the MAKE Flickr pool

Flickr member xmasons shares this easy recipe LED blinkage using a 4060 binary counter chip.

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The circuit’s low price and part count make it a good choice for adding some pizazz to models and props. Check out Starship Modeler’s tutorial and try experimenting with different configurations.

6 thoughts on “How To – Simple method for blinking LEDs

  1. Bob D says:

    I’m not sure it gets any more simple than just using a blinking LED. Granted, you don’t get much control that way.

  2. matt says:

    I always like the LM3909, too bad it’s discontinued.
    One D cell would power a led for over two years

  3. E Kid says:

    However, if you need a complex method, here is a tutorial which shows blinking LED using an AVR microcontroller.

    http://www.robotplatform.com/howto/blinker/blinker_1.html

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