- on Hobby & Modelling
- Published in issue 12/2004 on page 0
Flickering Light II
In the July/August 2004 issue we published a flickering light for use in models that uses a microcontroller to minimise the component count. Regardless of whether you want to effectively imitate a house fire, a campfire, or light from welding, the circuit described here fills the bill without using a microcontroller, although it does use a larger number of components (including some truly uncommon ones). The circuit is based on three oscillators, which are built using unijunction transistors (UJTs). Each oscillator has a different frequency. The output voltages are mixed, which produces the flickering effect.