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kulit494
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Joined: 09 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: New to Electronics Reply with quote

Hey all, new member here. I am a programmer interested in trying my hand at creating LED project for fun. Browsing through your topics, I feel lost when it comes to understanding the circuit diagrams.
Ultimately I would like to create a LED color changing strip (http://i11.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/24/b6/fb47_1.JPG) or a board of LEDs that can pulse/change to the music.
I am here to ask where to start. I look forward to your responses and thanks in advance.
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Turd
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Joined: 18 Aug 2007
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Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, kulit494 Very Happy

What languages do you use?
If you use C like languages you might want to get into the Arduinos, if you use Basic then you might want to get into the PICAXE chips.

Both could be controlled using a computer.

Or you could use the parallel port on a computer to run the LEDs but then you couldn't fade them very easily.
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