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Thank you!
I'm trying to make some LEDs blink to the music right from the speaker to make a cool LED show.
Would/should I use transistors, MOSFITS or something else?
I plan on just using transistors should campasistors be used too, I don't really know
but what would the scamitic look like?

please help!!
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In what way do you want the LEDs to blink?  How are you thinking of connecting them up to the sound source?

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In reply to the title all bipolar transistors turn on a 0.7V.

In reply to the body:-
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/uploads/Learning/solenoid_driver.pdf
Just put your LED and resistor in place of the solenoid.
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http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/LEDs.html

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Thank you!
I'm trying to make some LEDs blink to the music right from the speaker to make a cool LED show.
Would/should I use transistors, MOSFITS or something else?

It depends on how complicated you want to make it.

You can get LED driver chips that do it quite easily:

eg. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=KA2284&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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I don't think campasistors are due to be invented until sometime next decade.  smiley-wink

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@ Lefty... That was covered in the NDA you signed.., You'll be hearing from the Secret Police.. Secret Division...

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@ Lefty... That was covered in the NDA you signed.., You'll be hearing from the Secret Police.. Secret Division...

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If they're that secret, he won't be hearing from them.  No one will.

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I don't think campasistors are due to be invented until sometime next decade.  smiley-wink

Lefty

I dunno... some of the tropical fish caps look pretty camp to me smiley-wink FABULOUS colours.
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