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HeliLights

by on Jul.26, 2009, under Hobbies

After working over the design a few days and prototyping it on a solderless breadboard, I came up with a first generation working pcb.  One of the interesting aspects of the design is how the rotating beacon is imitated by a single non-moving high brightness red LED.  If you ever paid any attention to how these mechanical beacons looked at a fair distance away, you would notice how they seem to fade in and out in addition to what looks like a short flash when the reflector is directly shining on your eyes.  Well, this is exactly how it is simulated. The single red LED follows a slow ramp up and down with a sharp peak in between.  Here are a few pics and a short video showing those of you that I had lost in my previous post; what I was talking about all this time :P

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I will mount this first board onto my small co-axial Blade-CX model and shoot another video in a few days to show the final result.


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