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Topic: How to add 4 LEDs to Arduino Uno Romeo Robot? (Read 153 times) previous topic - next topic

tecwork

I want to add 4 LEDs in a series circuit to 4WD Romeo Uno Mobile Platform Robot.
Do I need another power supply ( 9 volts ) to turn ON and OFF these 4 LEDs?
These 4 LEDs are for looks to dress up the Romeo Robot.

If I need another power supply, could I hook up the Romeo Robot and the 4 LEDs series circuit to a DPDT toggle switch?

Would the DPDT toggle switch do a good job turning both devices or circuits ON and OFF?

Please send reply!

Tom

   

PaulRB

Please send much more detail!

What is a "4WD Romeo Uno Mobile Platform Robot"?

What LEDs do you want to add.

Why do you want to add the LEDs is series rather than parallel?

Why can't you use the robot's existing power supply?

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tecwork

4 Red LEDs that are 5mm 

4 Red LEDs, 1.7 volts, current 20mA,  resistor: 110 ohms, 9 volts battery

This is LEDs series circuit information.

Do you think that I could hook up this to Romeo Uno Robot borad and every thing works ok?

Please send reply!

Tom

PaulRB

You have done your sums correctly. 110R is correct for the 4 LEDs in series. But this means adding an extra battery to your robot.

You could use the 5V supply from the Arduino. Put 2 LEDs in series with 82R resistor. And 2 more LEDs in series with another 82R resistor. Then you do not need an extra battery and switch.

tecwork


Paul,

Thanks for you help!

I will give it a try.


Tom

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