MP3 LED Flasher Schematic

Add a couple of bright white LED's (10000 mcd) to swimming goggles and you've got a cheap strobe capable of photic driving.


Can be fed audio output from an MP3 Player or a PC sound card. Most of these devices can generate 4Hz or lower signal at a high enough amplitude to drive this circuit.


I would think almost any opamp could be substituted...TLC272 only chosen because it was the closest handy.


You can create low frequency wavefors easily using Audacity via Generate Menu ==> Tone... select low frequency (ie: 8Hz), amplitude=1. You can append multiple tone generations to get a range of strobing frequencies. If you select the 'Chirp' option you can create a sweep.


Then export the file as MP3 file and play out PC soundcard or load into MP3 player if you want this to be portable.


Audacity found at:


***WARNING*** Strobic flashing may cause epileptic seizures for predisposed's rare but you might want someone around when you use this the first few times.

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Taken on April 14, 2007