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A project log for LED Pendent: Followers Eye

An LED Pendent to wear as a necklace that has an eye that follows you...

Stephen TranovichStephen Tranovich 01/24/2018 at 22:190 Comments

I am currently having an issue where the pendent is drawing such low power (designed that way so that it would run all night) that the power bank is shutting off after 30 seconds because it thinks it is not in use. I have seen some people open their battery banks and replace the monitoring resistor, however these are lithium ion batteries and I don't want to do the embarrassing thing of having my pocket explode on fire at a party. What a social faux pas that would be.

I am considering opening up a USB wire and adding a resistor into the VCC cable to draw some more power. If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this well, or other avenues to take, please let me know!

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