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ELECTRONIC MEMO BOARD - CIRCUIT LAYOUT

 

V. Ryan 2017

 

 

WHAT THE FLASHING LED CIRCUIT LOOKS LIKE and HOW THE CIRCUIT WORKS
 
The slide switch is ‘switched’ on, allowing electricity to flow through the entire circuit. It first flows through the flashing LED. The flashing LED has two states, ON or OFF and it automatically alternates between the two, controlling the other LEDs.

LEDs only need a small amount of voltage / current to light. If one LED was connected to the 9 volt battery, it would be destroyed. One LED has very little resistance. The fact that four LEDs are connected in series together, means that the resistance in the circuit is increased and all four LEDs function normally.
 
FINISHED CIRCUIT
 
  REAL WORLD VIEW
CIRCUIT WIZARD SOFTWARE 
     
This is a photograph of the manufactured circuit.   This is the flashing LED circuit drawn in Circuit Wizard software. The software allows the circuit to be tested and simulated on screen.
     
 
 
 
 
THREE DIMENSIONAL VERSION OF THE FLASHING LIGHT CIRCUIT
 
 
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COMPONENTS

3 STANDARD LEDS

1 FLASHING LED

BATTERY SNAP

ONE RED AND ONE BLACK WIRE

SLIDE SWITCH
 
 
 
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM
 
The flashing LED circuit below, clearly shows the layout of the components (note the switch is in the OFF position) 
 
 
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BASIC LAYOUT
 
Please note that extra large holes (seen shaded in grey) have been drilled with a 2mm drill bit. The insulation part of the red and black wires fit through these holes. They help to prevent the wires been pulled away from the PCB, when they are soldered in position.
 
 
 
 
 
EXERCISE - Draw your version of the Flashing LED Circuit. (see sample below)
 
circuit layout
 
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