a bender's guide
[exploring the art]
[how it works]
Emitting Diodes) are usually, for the sake of circuit-bending, low-voltage light
sources. Like all diodes, their core function is to act as a one-way valve for electrons,
but their nice glow and long life nearly eclipses this concern in much electronic design.
You may find points on the circuit you're bending between which LEDs will glow or pulse.
These can serve as function indicators or pilot lights. An LED wired to the speaker leads
may work as an envelope light also, flashing with the intensity of the sound waves.
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