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Basic Brick-Built Traffic Light

This guide explains the operation of the Brickstuff basic brick-built traffic light.

  • Author: Rob K
  • Difficulty: Very easy

Step 1 Unpack Your Traffic Light  ¶ 

Carefully remove your traffic light from its packaging.  The packaging should include the two items shown in the photo:

Step 1 Unpack Your Traffic Light  ¶ 

  • Carefully remove your traffic light from its packaging. The packaging should include the two items shown in the photo:

  • One traffic light assembly with three wires pre-connected to a controller board (in protective shrink tubing, color may vary) with power cable

  • One BRANCH04/A4 adapter board with three standard-sized connecting plugs.

  • Note that the pre-mounted LEDs in the traffic light cannot be removed or installed in another traffic light design.

  • Do not disassemble the LEGO parts of the traffic light-- doing so may damage the LED wires and cause one or more sections of the traffic light to stop working.

Step 2 Connecting Traffic Light to Power  ¶ 

The illustration in this step shows how to connect the traffic light to a power source (sold separately).

Step 2 Connecting Traffic Light to Power  ¶ 

  • The illustration in this step shows how to connect the traffic light to a power source (sold separately).

  • All plugs/connectors on the BRANCH04/A4 adapter board are electrically connected, so you can plug any wire into any connector.

  • Once power is turned on, the traffic light will begin its operating sequence of changing from green to yellow to red and back to green.

  • The timing of the transition from green to yellow to red is pre-set in the effect controller program and cannot be adjusted.

Step 3 Switching Modes  ¶ 

The traffic light includes two operating modes:

Step 3 Switching Modes  ¶ 

  • The traffic light includes two operating modes:

  • In the default mode, the traffic light operates as lights to in the United States: green to yellow to red and back to green.

  • In European mode, the traffic light operates in a mode common to many European countries: green to yellow to red to red + yellow and back to green.

  • To switch operating modes, touch a metal object to the two exposed gold tabs on the effect controller as shown in the photo, and release.

  • The yellow light will flash either fast or slowly to indicate the operating mode has been changed.

  • To switch modes back to the previous setting, touch both tabs with a metal object once again.

  • The mode setting is preserved even when power to the traffic light is turned off.

Step 4 Enjoy your Traffic Light!  ¶ 

We hope you enjoy using the traffic light as much as we enjoyed designing it for you!

Step 4 Enjoy your Traffic Light!  ¶ 

  • We hope you enjoy using the traffic light as much as we enjoyed designing it for you!