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I got several different kinds of SMT 06, 08, 12 and 5050 and various others, So i thought i'd have some fun and try swapping just one of the LED's on the Arduino Clone board (did not want to ruin the real thing)

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My most frequent annoyance is that the power LED is too bright - especially at night.  smiley-wink

If I were to mod something, it would be to change the resistor to a substantially higher value.  Trouble is, one can't as it is part of a resistor pack that has another important purpose.
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hmmm, you could probably get around it, unmount the LED.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50-x-SMD-SMT-0402-Chip-Resistors-Surface-Mount-0R-0Rohm-ohms-1-16W-5-RoHs-/170826322480?pt=AU_B_I_Electrical_Test_Equipment&hash=item27c60ad230

tack on to the end a resistor ( a 0402 ), move it a little to the right or left and then add the solder.

http://articulationllc.home.comcast.net/~articulationllc/sm0402.htm

The smallest I use is 08 maybe 06....  and even with them i'm scared i'll accidentally sneeze or worse, breathe in a bunch of leds and resistors, i don't fancy accidentally eating $6 of components lol :O


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