Scematics - first attempt

A project log for [WIP] Supercap powered rainbow led toy

Purpose of this project is to get rid of annoying batteries in small night light for my kid

andrey.malyshenkoandrey.malyshenko 11/15/2019 at 20:000 Comments

First part is charging circuit. 10 Ohm resistor is limiting current taken from USB power source. Connected in parallel LED should indicate charging process. 

Second part is MCP1640 boost converter driven by INA199 current shunt monitor. Here INA199 monitors current through 1R shunt resistor and as voltage from cap drops it sends higher feedback voltage to boost converter to boost it up even more. And this goes until cap is almost dried out (MCP1640 will work down to 0.35 volts on its input)

Few caps are added to keep rainbow led happy. They have internal switching circuits that require relatively stable power source, otherwise they stuck in first color and refuse to change.

Needless to say that this is not yet tested and require some adjustments.