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Hi Mike.Hi Dave,
Happy new year!
I wanted to thank you for the hero kit. It looks magnificent. Can’t wait to get it set up. I have one question though. Were LEDs supposed to be included for the triangles? Thanks wasn’t sure because they’re in the photo of the kit but not listed as one of the items in the kit.
If not, what size LEDs did you use?
Thank you again!
Happy New Year!
I didn't send LEDs out with this run I'm afraid. Some of the images were from the 1st run. Those LEDs are actually static ones and weren't much use as they required quite a complex circuit to get them blinking/alternating. Since doing the first run, I've discovered most people use blinking LEDs to make a simpler circuit. I've seen people use both regular 3mm/5mm blinking LEDs as well as the little superbright surface mounted ones.
I'm afraid I've still not actually settled on a solution myself just yet. I got as far as wiring up a working prototype, but I'm planning on swapping out some of the components for smaller ones when I get around to it.
These were just regular superbright flashing 3mm LEDs that can be picked up on Ebay for next to nothing.
I'm considering swapping them out for Surface Mounted ones, but thd9791 had a great idea of fixing little black tubes to the rear of the plate to take LEDs, so I might try that first when time allows.