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LEDs! LEDs! LEDs Everywhere!

After some research, I settled on the ASMT-UGB5 series green LED from Avago Technologies.  They’re small at 3.2mm x 2.8mm and give out a whopping 1,800 mcd, or millicandelas.  I designed a grid on a 50mm x 50mm board that I would cut out into separate pieces.  Each LED needed its own resistor.  In total, for 22 flags, that ended up being 264 LEDs pared with 264 resistors.

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Here’s a short video of the assembly and cutting process: