Heart-shaped Badge Project

Heart-shaped badge

The badge consists of eight LEDs arranged in the shape of a heart. One LED is lit at a time and this 'chases' round the shape. It would be easy to adapt this project to create other shapes with the eight LEDs.

This project uses a 555 astable circuit to provide the clock pulses for the 4017 counter.


Parts Required

Parts from Rapid Electronics

Most parts are supplied in packs but the extras are likely to be useful for other projects. Also see advice for building up a starter kit of parts.


Stripboard Layout

Stripboard layout for heart-shaped badge

Circuit diagram

Circuit diagram for heart-shaped badge