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Old 09-15-2011, 05:17 AM
themarker0
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Default [Help] USB Illuminator

I need some help with the USB Illuminator, I have two major issues.

One, i can't get my hands on a 3v LED, only lesser. Is there a a converter to see what voltage i have, mixed with the correct ohm on the resister?

Then an easier one; I would also like to add a switch into the mix, what is the best way to do that, and where in the circuit.

Hopefully you guys aren't too busy to read this, I really would like to get this up, it's the perfect college nerd's accessory .

Thanks for reading!

Mark Mina.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:55 AM
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i made a flashlight using an old cellphone charger
i still want to make the lamp dut i dont have the type of DVD (i only have a cd that looks like it)
im using
3.3 volts (typical) and 3.6 volts (maximum) 5mm high brightness white LED purchased from radioshack http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3060980
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15 ohm resitors 1/2 watt 5% tolerance
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062310
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