Hi everybody. My name is Victor.I have come seeking guidance on the Path of Singularity.
So I found a model of a UFO, your typical saucer with the glass dome cockpit. It has a circle of 14 round holes on the bottom that a clear ring would fit into place to simulate lights. It’s only 90mm diameter, but I came up with the brilliant idea of putting real lights in it. So I bought some leds, resistors, wire, batteries, soldering equipment and an assortment of surface mount switches. I had no idea what I was doing, mind you. I knew it would be a real challenge for me to build this circuit after learning what a parallel circuit was (forgive the English). But I came up with a good plan. I designed this in illustrator after some study. After the initial “blueprint” was finished, I discovered the LilyPad and immediately realized it was perfect to run my parallel circuit.
That brings me here to you fine people. Hi!
I knew all along that the power switch was going to be a challenge on my UFO, and I didn’t want to have some lame switch on it any ways. So I found 433Mhz RF Transmitter With Receiver Kit For Arduino ARM MCU Wireless 15mmx30mm, 20mmx20mm that I’m not sure will work to turn it on via remote, and it doesnt look like it will work on the LilyPad. I know that nothing explicitly states it will work on a Lily, but does anyone know of a unit that will work? I dont understand what is powering the receiver when it is turned off so that it has the ability to sense the signal from the remote and I also don’t know if I must use the transmitter or how that whole thing works as far as a diagram or how to set it up).
Then I started wondering if I could add an input/output shield to expand the LilyPad so i could tinker around in the future. I saw the mp3 Lilypad but it’s expensive and I don’t think it would run evrything it needs to (14 lights and on/off)? I would be awesome if it could play talk radio and the news from an FM card.
Im getting ready to purchase this stuff, so I would love some advice. I guess the most important thing is to make sure I get everything I need on the list or I’ll be waiting for a month to get what I missed.
Anyways, your input is welcome. Thank you. Make sure you check the attachment. The blueprint is to scale. The saucer is 90mm diameter.