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Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China

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  • And I am again my dear. This is another article today devoted to a simple Chinese toy for self-assembly. This time we have a "police strobe" on the wallpaper.

    Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China

    It is a gadget for six and a half Polish zlotys, which, like the electronic hourglass that has just been described, has no practical use. Well, maybe if the diodes were replaced with the colors permitted by the law, a bicycle lamp would come out of it.
    The most you can do is practice your soldering iron. It is quite difficult to solder, because the manufacturer did not whiten the soldering points or protect them with anything. So we have bare copper. Actually not, because it is covered with oxides that hinder soldering.
    This time, after assembling the system, I had four diodes, but there was no electrolytic capacitor.
    As always, the assembly of the system starts with the lowest elements and ends with the highest ones. First things first. Let's see what we get in the package:

    Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China
    We have a set of items.

    Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China
    And a PCB.

    I would like to draw your attention to the resistors R2 and R3. They are not described on the board. The reason is simple, they are responsible for the brightness of the LEDs. As red LEDs require a different current than blue LEDs, you should remember about this detail.
    You should also pay attention not to go too far when mounting the LEDs, because two of them are mounted "inversely".



    The kit includes:
    1. The said PCB.
    2. Immortal NE555 chip.
    3. CD4017BE chip.
    4. Two S8050 transistors (I see majfrends, they pack them wherever they can).
    5. Six LEDs with unknown designation (they look like regular 1m4148).
    6. Several different resistors.
    7. 1uF capacitor (which I lacked).
    8. 200kOhm mounting potentiometer. To adjust the flash speed.
    9. The system is powered by the voltage 0d 9VDC to 12VDC. We supply power to the visible goldpins, which the manufacturer did not care for.
    10. We also have two times twelve (I had three blue and one red in excess) quite bright LEDs.
    11. The dimensions of the board are 94mm x 29mm.


    Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China
    Assembled system.
    The board has a perforation and we can break off parts with LEDs. There are also holes with power soldering pads when we wanted to break off the "LED panels".

    Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China Red and blue "police strobe" DIY Kit - Made in China

    Something non-photogenic, these blue flashes.

    Now for some movies.
    [movie: 6110cf8d28] https://filmy.elektroda.pl/35_1525173370.mp4 [/ movie: 6110cf8d28]
    [movie: 6110cf8d28] https://filmy.elektroda.pl/55_1525173421.mp4 [/ movie: 6110cf8d28]
    [movie: 6110cf8d28] https://filmy.elektroda.pl/30_1525173455.mp4 [/ movie: 6110cf8d28]


    To sum up, it is another gadget dedicated to the youngest electronics beginner. If instead of blue LEDs we solder only the red ones, we can have a rear bicycle light. If white, then front. You can also solder the white and red ones, and then break the plate into two or three parts. For this some clever housing made of transparent plastic, possibly covered with colorless glue or silicone, and how much fun we have. No bicycle shop light has a smooth adjustment of the frequency of flashes. You can show off on the brave. :)

    Best regards.
    CMS

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  • #2
    zgierzman
    Level 30  
    Is the tile made of phenolic-paper laminate? Because she looks like that ...
    Certainly, this material has great advantages in some specialized applications, but in teen putties, it's a rather poor choice.
    ... or maybe a good one, because overheated tracks easily detach, so while learning how to solder is a good indicator if we are making progress ;-)
  • #3
    goldi74
    Level 43  
    zgierzman wrote:
    Certainly, this material has great advantages in some specialized applications

    Its only advantage is its low price. In any specialized applications, such laminates are not used, but only in the cheapest electronic devices.
  • #4
    volt1
    Level 30  
    Another toy, but beginners will have fun and some hands-on learning.
  • #5
    zgierzman
    Level 30  
    goldi74 wrote:
    In any specialized applications, such laminates are not used, but only in the cheapest electronic devices.

    I wouldn't be so firm about the applications. Maybe we just don't know where it works better than other materials.
    There are various exotic disciplines that we have little (or no) idea of ...
    You don't need to google long to find:
    "Very high dielectric properties. During a fire, the plate does not melt, but chokes to the end keeping its shape. Works very well in transformer oil.
    Due to its structure, it can be used in X-ray machines as it shows high translucency. "
    So maybe some specialist in X-ray equipment, medical or industrial, sees nothing else in his machines?
  • #6
    szeryf3
    Level 25  
    @CMS, it would be nice if this illumination was combined with the vehicle you showed earlier. So what runs on the black belt
  • #7
    CMS
    Administrator of HydePark
    zgierzman wrote:
    Is the tile made of phenolic-paper laminate?


    Yes.

    szeryf3 wrote:
    @CMS, it would be nice if this illumination was combined with the vehicle you showed earlier. So what runs on the black belt


    Nothing stands in the way. You just have to take care of a separate power supply. Because Line Follower is powered from 3V, and the strobe is 9V-12V.