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Friday, 21 June 2013

Simple LED Flasher Stripboard Veroboard Layout

I've done LED flasher type circuits before on here but usually they were for something someone wanted so they did specific things like fade in and out and so on.

So I thought for a little 10 minute project I would do one of the very first projects I ever made as a little boy. I was very proud when I made my first LED flash. it's not like now where people just load up the "blink" sketch in Arduino. this is a proper old school relaxation oscillator.
my original one had a few more components but I've managed to whittle this down to 3 resistors, 2 transistors and a capacitor + an LED obviously.

this particular circuit is known as a relaxation oscillator and there's lots of theory and stuff behind that but in extremely simple terms: it charges a capacitor until something "disturbs" it. in this case the "disturbance" is the threshold voltage of Q2 (the voltage at which the Base conducts) this quickly discharges the capacitor which results in a short blink.
which looks nicer than the conventional square wave oscillator which the LED stays on the same length of time as it is off

everyone loves a flashing LED

if you get this reference then you're ace.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Adjustable Lab Power Supply With Current Limiting ( L200C ) Stripboard Veroboard Layout

it's been a while since I've done a new layout - I've been and continue to be ill but I thought I would try and do something so people don't give up coming here. so with a body full of painkillers etc. I designed this little power supply.
it differs to my previous power supplies in that it is an extended range one. IE it goes from 0 volts upwards rather than 1.2volts upwards.
the way this is done if by creating a negative reference voltage and feeding it into the L200C regulator.

this also has current limiting so you can set it to drop out if a circuit tries to draw more current than it should (due to short circuits etc.) which can avoid circuit catastrophes.

anyway here you go.