"Jar of Firefly" part 1 - Early Summer Project
April 27, 2011
"Jar of FireFly"
Ok its a start before the summer comes - by then the jar.....or a bigger jar will be full of Anamatronic FireFlies.
The idea is that the jar just keeps them safe - then i can open it up take them out and deploy the fireflies onto a bush or tree etc-etc
They will be controlled by picaxe 08s (128byte brain) in theory 1 picaxe will control 3 Fireflies.
The FireFly above has electrodes going into her brain, she is in training (no FireFlies where harmed during the experimentation)
They are using my Glow Polymorph and are excited by UltraViolet leds programmed to mimic the Flash of a live FireFly.
It will be powered from dusk till dawn with some nicad or lipo batterys, charged up by solarcells during the sunlight hours.
Goal is to attact "Real" FireFlies into my backgarden .....Yes we have them in CH
Secondary Goal is to fool the neighbours into thinking that there are "Real" FireFlies in my garden.......
1 firefly "in the jar" maybe 5 to 9 to follow
BTW1:- ideas for 10ma-200ma solar charger greatly welcome
Edit :- Here is one i made......
Basically the charge voltage to the NiMH cells is set by the 500Ω preset resistor (recomendation is 4 x 1.35V )
The BC107 transistor is not so critical any compatible NPNs should work.
BTW2:- Send me your 08 or 08M picaxe flash codes idea