AZIZ: DIY LED microscope illuminator

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 in DIY, LEDs by DP


Here’s an interesting project by Steve of Tangent Audio the AZIZ project, a microcontroller-based LED microscope illuminator:

AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch.  It is designed around a Texas Instruments TLC59116 constant-current PWM LED driver chip, and an Atmel ATTiny1634 8-bit microcontroller.

Check out the video after the break.

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4 Responses to “AZIZ: DIY LED microscope illuminator”

  1. Kev says:

    lol. Awesome name.
    I got this instead. I figured PWM dimming was all I would need.

  2. Skot says:

    Much better, thank you AZIZ!

  3. vimark says:

    I like the name. Yeah!

  4. cde says:

    Next version needs a microphone and speech recognition. You should be able to yell AZIZ LIGHT for it to turn on.

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