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#1 Barcode

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 03:05 PM

Where did all of you first get their information on wiring and all of that? Like Ben999 and Samsng. They have awesome looking jewels. Where would one look if they are a complete newbie to all that is LEDs and wiring. I would appreciate all help.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 05:34 PM

At the top of the topics list
the pinned LED guides, and also the Tutorials

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 05:46 PM

but thats just about resistors and about how to make a two color eject LED.

I'm talking about the wiring, soldering of LEDs and connecting them to power.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:14 PM

well, you need a resistor to light up your jewel. gotta walk before you can run.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:14 PM

I would say you should just screw around with different setups and stuff after you get a basic idea of how to wire stuff up. This forum would be a good place to start, use the search function. Also check out http://metku.net/ind...ooppi/index_eng and http://bit-tech.net/article/

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:30 PM

oh geez. this will be tough to learn through just a website. Ben, how did you first learn?

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:35 PM

I followed the guide XBoxSicko has up. Heres the link. Its a step - by - step guide, part #'s, its a great resource. Enjoy.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:45 PM

you apparently haven't had any sort of electronics course at school

i'm in the process of waiting for my leds and resisters to come in to mod my controller buttons. there are two leads on a led, basically all i have to do is very little. the longer one being the power (right?) and the shorter one being the ground, add a resister between the led power and the vcc or power source, and attach the ground to the ground
soldering is cake, c-a-k-e, just takes practice. get yourself a relatively cheap soldering iron, some solder and a old (preferably dead) piece of hardware like a motherboard, sound card etc and pratice.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (SigTom @ Oct 13 2003, 08:35 PM)
I followed the guide XBoxSicko has up. Heres the link. Its a step - by - step guide, part #'s, its a great resource. Enjoy.

that is a great tutorial. thanks.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 08:44 PM

I learned through by my own experience. No one every showed me how to do anything with electronics. Go by trial and error. I dunno what to say really.




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