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#003 LedChaser

Blinks a series of 12 LEDs in a continuous loop.

The Build

Notes

There seems to a general mis-conception that resistors should be connected to the anode of a LED: not true.

This circuit simplifies things with a single resistor (1k is about right for the LEDs I used) on the common cathode part of the circuit. That’s fine in this case because we’re only going to have one LED on at any time.

The Breadboard Schematic

Credits and References

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