I've been muddling over a little project for my Tundra DC for a while now and I've decided I'd like to get 'er done.
The LED taillights that are available now for are the project. They use LEDs for the brake lights but not for the blinkers or reverse lights, which use standard bulbs. What I would like to do is retrofit in amber LEDs for the turn signals and whites for the back-ups. But in addition to this, I want the amber LEDs to make an arrow formation that come on sequentially, like an old T-Bird or Shelby Mustang.
What I need to know is where I can find an adjustable sequencer that I can tie the LEDs into. Ultimately I'd like to add a capacitor to the mix and get the timing right so that when the blinker is providing power, the LEDs come on in sequence, and when the blinker stops providing power, the capacitor drains and the LEDs shut off, also in sequence, making a constant sequence of on-to-off. No doubt I will also need a timer to shut the system off completely when the blinkers are off so that the LEDs don't continually sequence until the capacitor is fully discharged.
I'm pretty handy with schematics, but haven't found one yet that fully explains what I'm going for besides a Knight Rider KITT sequencer. And I have zero experience with circuit board components so I don't know exactly what I'm looking for, though if the parts exist (and I'm sure they do), then I know I can pull this off.
Any and all input would be greatly apprecaited.