Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rock Island, IL USA
Hi guys! Like HwyStarJoe mentioned, we were chatting about this last night. Rick, I had seen the "Lite Brite" page before, that was what got me going on this project. I have looked at the various pages with products like this and was a little turned off by the price. In the true do-it-myself spirt, I set out to design something like this. I have a basic circuit mocked up for testing right now, but the LED's I am using don't seem bright enough (in daylight) for the marker lamp. So I am hunting down a brighter LED (that I can buy in bulk) for my testing. once I am satisfied with the light output, I will be designing a circuit board for the project. Basically what I have in mind is a panel (designing for my '69 right now) of 50 or so LED's (although the Lite Brite has less) that runs at a lower intensity for the marker lamps, then when you hit the brakes (or turn signal) it brings the panel up to full brightness. I would also like to have four identical panels two on each side that function the same, both run as marker lights and both light up for braking / turn. I could use some ideas about connecting the panels into the existing wiring, so if anybody has any ideas, bring 'em on.
Check the "Project" link at my site (in my signature) for the rough mock up I made last night. If anybody wants to continue this thread via e-mail, drop me a line and we can continue.
<a href="http://amy.vinzant.home.mchsi.com/69camaro.html" target="_blank">'69 Camaro</a>