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Offline evie

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HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« on: May 10, 2012, 06:03:27 AM »
i'm looking for a sort of really really slow strobe light, that i can plug in and let run for the day. i want a really bright flash once a minute.

suggestions please!!!!

thanks,
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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 09:41:42 AM »
Maybe Radio Shack?  Back in the 90's they sold them that had an adjustable rate.  I'm sure there are a ton of things on the web.  Maybe something LED based. 

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/555-12250

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=243-599

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=243-004

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 09:42:43 AM »
oppps ...  I just re-read your post.  Once a minute.  You may need to make something custom for that, or read the specs on some existing products.  I see one of the links I listed does once a second.  But that's too fast..

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:18:40 AM »
thanks jesse. i actually called a friend who works at an electrical supply house and he helped me find the perfect thing: a special timer. it is on its way to me through the postal service now!

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 12:04:31 PM »
Cool.  If you can, post links and pics, who knows, some day another artist may ask the same question.

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 12:27:30 PM »
Interesting..  so 12 minutes between cycles.  Now I'm curious.

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 05:33:37 PM »
actually ended up being 90 seconds or so between cycles and the light on for about 10 seconds at a time. come on by! 4th floor, heartbeat and pink bottles.

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Re: HELP PLEASE! need a light that flashes once every minute
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 11:50:57 AM »
Sounds interesting.  Do post pics of the timer and how you used it.