Friday, May 10, 2013

Spindicator Clone with Pulse and Trail Effect

Introduction

Although my "original" Spindicator itself was just a clone of this one, mine was well received by the geeks around the world! :) A fellow diy tinkerer made an even better one with PWM control (very cool, indeed!).

Recently, I was asked to do something similar for a custom XBOX 360 enclosure project. So I got back to the drawing board and came up with a design that would have the following features:
  • works from the 5V DC provided by the motherboard
  • the running light should leave a trail
  • has 4 green LEDs (like the Guide button on the XBOX 360 controller)
  • small form factor (not greater than 2" x 2")
This is a short demo of the finished circuit currently sitting in one of my test PCs: