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Build Your Name: Sara

Build Your Name: Sara

by sarab | updated December 11, 2013

I designed a circuit of my name with LEDs on a breadboard.

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I designed a circuit of my name with LEDs on a breadboard.

December 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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over 2 years ago

I first drew a sketch of what I wanted then started getting my materials ready to place on a bread board.

My idea was to create a LED layout of my name using a parallel circuit.

December 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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cool! I really like how you sketched out the breadboard on paper I've never seen that before. at first, I thought you were going to put the paper over the LEDs. it could be a cool effect if you use some transparent paper to help spread out the light!
about 3 years ago
Thanks Scientiffic - that's a great idea. while I was doing the project it reminded me of a childhood game, LightBrite, I had growing up. Could be a very cool variation of my original idea.
almost 3 years ago
nice–I loved Lite-Brite too!
almost 3 years ago

After placing all my LEDs and breadboard connections, I turned on the power.  Not all the LEDs lit up so I've got to go back and check my connections and make sure each LED was placed in the correct peg.  Overall, a good first try.

December 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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I can definitely see the letters. ( : are all the LEDs in parallel?
about 3 years ago
yeah LEDs are pesky about voltage! They all "need" around 0.5V to light up (look up diode forward voltage for more info). Try splitting up the circuitry for each letter's top and bottom breadboard regions!
about 3 years ago
Thanks for the comments. I will definitely need to split up the voltage.
almost 3 years ago