Flame LED animation is always upside down

Created by etwas on Feb. 13, 2020, 8:30 a.m.

  • Hi,

    i bought one of those flame LEDs from the 'Gaslamp Lantern Prop One Day Build'. I'm not sure if it's exactly the same one but it looks pretty much identical.

    I'm controlling it with an Arduino so i cut off the cables like in the video.

    The problem is since then the led is stuck with the animation upside down. So it looks as if the flames go towards the ground now. Normally it would change depending on how you hold it, but the electronics responsible for that were probably int the part which i cut off.

    I don't want to remove it from the blue plastic ring because it might break. Apparently plugging it in the wrong way doesn't change the direction (but will add a realistic smoke effect). ;-)

    Does anyone know if there is something i can do about this? Thanks!