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Connect Leds

This tutorial will explain how to connect LEDs to the EZ-B.


Peripherals:
1 x LED [eBay]
1 x servo Cable [eBay]

Instructions:
Step 1
Purchase LEDs and servo Wires from eBay or your favourite electrical supply shop.

Step 2
Cut the MALE side off the servo wire if it exists.

Step 3
Expose the conductive wire of the White and Black. Cut the Red short and leave it.

Step 4
Solder the White wire to the longest LED lead (Positive).

Step 5
Solder the Black wire to the shortest LED lead (Negative).

Step 6
Connect the servo Plug to the EZ-B (Black is facing outwards, White is closest to the microchip)

Step 7
Wrap electrical tape around each lead to prevent shorting.






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#1  
Is there a way to vary the intensity of a standard LED with the EZB and ARC? Or is it only digital on/off? Thanks for the help!
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#2  
You bet! Add a servo Control for the LED, instead of a Digital Control. Use the slider of the servo control to adjust the brightness:D
#3  
I wanted to follow up so everyone can see the EZB's abilities.

Here is a video of another part of my Halloween project. A crow with red LED eyes and soon a micro servo to turn the head.

I wanted a flame type look for the eyes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvflz0wPL50

Flickering LEDs using the EZB robot controller and ARC:


Set up LED using a servo control rather than the set digital control which is just on or off. The servo control allow you to vary the intensity of the LED.

Script:

Servorandom(D8,1,36)
sleeprandom(50,400)

And check repeat.

That's it. Simple and effective.


Note: for some reason I couldn't embed the YouTube video on here. Sorry about that.
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#5  
Awesome! that crows going to look really freaky at night:)
#6  
Cool Bird! You should add a servo in the neck and make it also randomly operated, that would look sick!
#7  
hey cjme,
just go to the video, click "share" then copy just the last part of the link,
everything after /
and then click "add youTube video" on the right. and cha ching!