57915Re: Another Noob-ish question, Smartcap nocturnal SE.
- Jun 1, 2008For an analog solution do a search for QLF. Especially look at the
QLF11 circuit which includes a voltage regulating, dark turn-on SE.
Four LEDs flash independently while the brightness of each LED
varies with a linear fade in and fade out effect.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kmcderm133" <kmcderm133@...> wrote:
> I'm actually using a 4.7F cap. I did a little research and it
> seems like caps would be the better way to go. They have a longer
> life, deal with temperatures better, and the batteries might take
> long to charge. What do you mean by solar power management via the
> Picaxe? I'm building a project I found on instructables.com, it's a
> Firefly Jar. The one on the site is powered by a button battery and
> switched on manually. I wanted it to be more BEAM-ish. :) I would
> gone analog with the cricuit, but it seems like it would be too many
> parts to fit under the cap of a mason jar. :D Here's a link:
> http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-of-Fireflies/ Again, it's not my
> design, (don't want to take credit for it) I just want to make it
> solar. :)
> --- In email@example.com, "wilf_nv" <wrigter@> wrote:
> > I don't remember why I would have submitted that smartcap circuit
> > the post suggests I simply converted a functional description of
> > circuit into a schematic. Does it not make more sense to use a
> > battery or a larger primary cap? In any case a picaxe has enough
> > build-in features to efficiently handle the task of solar power
> > management.
> > wilf
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