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7Dec/112

More Wisdom on LEDs…

More important help for the budding young electronics designer:


Little known fact: If you wire up an LED backwards, it actually works as a dark-emitting diode.
@EMSL
Evil Mad Scientist

Note: this also works in computer graphics quite well. Just specify a negative intensity for the light value.

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  1. If the Vcc is high enough, it will become a smoke emitting diode.

    An electronic teacher of mine once told me:

    All electronic components contain smoke. The trick is not to let the smoke out.

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  2. Actually it works as a zener.


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