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Flicker Candles

the kid

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The cheapest way to get those flickering LEDs is to buy a pack of four LED tealights from a Pound shop. (Poundland sells them.)


The first flickering LEDs used melody chips out of cards, so they would actually play jingle bells type tunes if you put a small high impedance speaker across them.


I've got a little PCB here that I designed for prop candles, and it does in fact use a standard flickering LED in the base circuit of a transistor to drive a cluster of brighter warm white LEDs.

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