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Sugandha

hi...I am making a project on strobe effect on levitating water.

for this I need to amplify the voltage 5V provided by the arduino to 12V to glow the LED strip and make it blink at a constant frequency.

I am using transistor BC547 and I have made my circuit with reference to the given link....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEz1i5xzGEE

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void setup{
     pinMode(13,OUTPUT);
}

void loop{
    digitalWrite(13,HIGH);
    delay(1000);
}



I had tried it with single LED and the LED did glow but didn't blink.
The maximum output voltage I am getting is 3.8V which is very less to the desired output voltage needed.

so....can some help me to fix this problem...?


CrossRoads

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void loop{
    digitalWrite(13,HIGH);
    delay(1000);
}

Where is the part that turns it off?
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    digitalWrite(13,LOW);
    delay(1000);
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Sugandha


Sugandha

I need a suggestion as I am unable to amplify the input voltage(5V) to 12V and the circuit is the same as mentioned in the given link....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEz1i5xzGEE

Brief description of the circuit -

I have used transistor BC547 and it's -
Base is connected to pin 13 with a resistor of 1K in series.
Collector is grounded.
Emitter is connected to supply of 5V by arduino and LEDs (which are in series) and a resistor of 1K in series.

CrossRoads

Are they wired like this? Your description is not clear.
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CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Grumpy_Mike

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Base is connected to pin 13 with a resistor of 1K in series.
Yes

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Collector is grounded.
No. The emitter is grounded.

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Emitter is connected to supply of 5V by arduino and LEDs
No. The collector is connected to the -ve or ground of your LED strip and the +12V connected to the +12V of the LED strip. The 12V power ground is connected to the Arduino Ground.

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