Strobe lights for Optical Toys exposition

Hi to you all :)

I'm in the middle of my arts graduation project, it consists of several optical toys which uses stroboscope lights for visualize the animation. So, I do know that Arduino can help me with controlling and programming the blinking lights and stuff but recently I was told that I could transfer my Arduino sketch to a chip or circuit made by me so I don't have to have the Arduino board present in the gallery during the exposition days mainly for security issues. What I would like you to answer me is what kind of chips or circuit I need to build or buy as I will need my 6 pieces with their own lights and their own blinking frequency?

Many thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=optical+toys If you don't know what an optical toy is

Google for stand alone Arduino

You are not putting your sketch on a chip as such you are just making an Arduino and missing out the bits you don’t need.

Not sure why this makes it more secure.

If you are using perfboard, you could solder an Arduino Nano to it by the pins. I have some boards done this way. Then a thief has to take the whole thing, which I assume would not fit in a pocket. It does seem a bit paranoid.

Use a smaller board with all the features.

https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/teensy31.html

Weedpharma

I hope you are aware that strobe lights can cause epileptic seizures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosensitive_epilepsy

Dioclends: recently I was told that I could transfer my Arduino sketch to a chip or circuit made by me so I don't have to have the Arduino board present in the gallery during the exposition days mainly for security issues.

Total waste of time to fantasise about building your own.

What you want is a completely assembled board called a "Pro Mini", available on eBay for about US$2 each and other places for slightly more but faster delivery. ![](http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDYwMA==/z/U08AAOxykVNRwcdE/$(KGrHqYOKo0FGu5fQHTfBRwcdDjKD!~~60_12.JPG) You would need an adapter to program them (in turn), but that is not necessary for them to run on their own.

Note this board is tiny - though there are much smaller ones. The pin spacing in that picture is 1/10".

Archibald: I hope you are aware that strobe lights can cause epileptic seizures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosensitive_epilepsy

You don't have to tell me, that's my biggest fear. Let everything be for art's sake.

Archibald: I hope you are aware that strobe lights can cause epileptic seizures: Photosensitive epilepsy

Very uncommon however.

Hi,

Arduino board present in the gallery during the exposition days mainly for security issues

Use one of these:

https://www.adafruit.com/products/51

Wire your external circuity to it, and unplug your UNO and take it with you between exhibitions.

Tom.... :)