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by fluoronator
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCB Layout Software
Replies: 10
Views: 3004

PCB Layout Software

There are lots of free PCB layout software packages on the web. Since learning a new software package is an investment of time and brain cells I'd like to start-out with the "best" package. Of course the "best" is very subjective. I'd like to know if there is a certain package that is predominant am...
by fluoronator
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hacking GM's BCM
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Hacking GM's BCM

I'd like to add a security alarm to my '09 Chevy Silverado. I'd like for the alarm to flash the headlights and pulse the horn. Can the lights and horn be accessed via the BCM? Could anyone point me to any good information on the pinout and examples of accessing the module?
by fluoronator
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where does the magnetic field go???
Replies: 21
Views: 5896

Where does the magnetic field go???

I received my new Rigol DS1052E Oscilloscope yesterday and spent a night of bliss with my new nerd toy. I was observing the counter EMF produced from the magnetic field collapse when switching off a relay and began to ponder... If I charge a capacitor and disconnect it, it will hold it's charge unti...
by fluoronator
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternating Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Alternating Switch

Both sound like good ideas. I think I've come up with a solution that is overkill but it uses items that I have on-hand. I have one of those cheap little Koyo PLCs I'm going to use for the logic and the mechanically latching relay will by my memory when the power is off. I really hate to waste a per...
by fluoronator
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternating Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Alternating Switch

I have a switch near my back door that operates a light in my backyard shed. I want to add a floodlight to the outside of the barn that I can operate from the house but I don't want to run another wire. I would like to use a circuit what would cause the floodlight to turn on "every other" time that ...