Updated: December 28, 2010|
The 4x8 32–Light Chaser Kit
Circular Rotating Engine Light Effects
for Moebius™ 18" Jupiter II Model
Four LEDs Dancing in Eight Bewitching Steps
The 4x8 32-Light Chaser Kit provides the circular rotating engine light effect for Moebius' 18"
Jupite-2 model. It is 4.375" in diameter and with the 3mm LEDs in place will fit neatly into the
Jupiter-2's engine module.
The 4x8 32-Light Chaser Kit gives you superior results because:
The chase speed is variable
The light brightness is variable
The LEDs are "warm white." The "warm white" look is more pleasing to the eye; more like an incandescent light source.
You can also use the 4x8 32-Light Chaser Kit to light up any circular design or project. Without the included Sequenziatore sequencer, the LEDs could simply glow in a circle. You can also substitute other color LEDs. For example, the Polar Light's C-57D Cruiser engine has a similar rotating engine effect all in red.
The 4x8 32-Light Chaser kit is easy to work with and easy to assemble. The illustrated manual shows step by step how to finish with minimal fuss.
The 4x8 32-Light Chaser Kit Comes With:
Two custom printed untrimmed, un-drilled circuit boards
One 555 Integrated circuit
One 470 Ohm trimmer potentiometer
One 100 Ohm trimmer potentiometer
Two general purpose diodes
One general purpose NPN type transistor
One .1 mF capacitor
One 47 mF capacitor
One 200 Ohm resistor
One set PC type power connector, plug with leads and 9Volt style battery snaps
Three inches small diamteter heat-shrink tubing
Twenty-four inches of 10-connector ribbon wire
32 3mm (T-1) LEDs "warm white" color
Illustrated assembly instructions
What You Should Know
The custom circuit board is provided untrimmed, but the thin material is easy to cut with heavy-duty scissors or a paper cutter.
Some experience at soldering electronics will be helpful—but this kit can be done by a modeler who is just learning to solder. We recommend a fine-point soldering iron and small diameter solder.
The custom printed circuit boards will need to be drilled to accept the circuit components. You will need a 1/32" drill bit—or more than one, in case one breaks.