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by shotgunefx
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Help with animation

A basic guide to servos can be found here <p>You can also google and find lots of info on them.<p>As far as modifying the servo to rotate continuously, it depends on the servo mfg. So read the above guide. Decide on a servo. Google for how to modify the specific servo you plan to buy for continuous ...
by shotgunefx
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with animation
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Help with animation

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by hongkongfooey71: Hello, This will be my first post on this forum. I am looking to animate a pewter miniature. It is a dwarven gyropcopter from Games Workshop. Anyway for anyone not familiar with th...
by shotgunefx
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Microcontroller Programming

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Dave_H: Give Parallax a serious look, www.parallax.com. They have excellent support and very good instructional courses that can be completed with independant study. They are a little pricey up fro...
by shotgunefx
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microcontroller Programming
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Microcontroller Programming

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Michael Wahid: Hi,..<p>I want to strat learning about microcontroller and how to program them.The questions I have are:<p>1) What is the best programming language can I use.? 2) What is the simples...
by shotgunefx
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: line-level audio to preamp level
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: line-level audio to preamp level

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by haklesup: ... I guess I don't fully understand your requirement. Are you trying to get audio into the head unit or into an amplifier which is connected to your head unit. ... <hr></blockquote><p>So...
by shotgunefx
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: line-level audio to preamp level
Replies: 3
Views: 645

line-level audio to preamp level

I'm slowly setting the stage for my car computer and one of the things I've had problems with is audio. My head unit doesn't have auxiliary inputs. I've gone through 3 different RF Modulators and none of them have worked well (if at all). I also don't have a CD changer control so getting an auxiliar...
by shotgunefx
Thu May 06, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma Globe oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Plasma Globe oddity

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by haklesup: I think it has to do with what you are touching :) ) with the same results. The cat touched me, I got zapped, no reaction from her.when I touched her she jumped.<p>The only other thing th...
by shotgunefx
Thu May 06, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma Globe oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Plasma Globe oddity

This may be a stupid question, but it's been in the back of my brain for some time.<p>I noticed something odd about a plasma globe I purchased some time ago and I was hoping that someone could shed some light on the behaviour.<p>If I have my hand on the globe and touch someone, they get a decent sho...
by shotgunefx
Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching lights with turn signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Switching lights with turn signals

Thank you for the detailed response, haklesup.<p>When no one responded initially, I decided to forge ahead. I ended up using 1 2PDT and 1SPDT relay for each side. I put another 317T regulator at 5v for power (for amber). I didn't want to run another 5v lead through the firewall as it was really hard...
by shotgunefx
Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching lights with turn signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Switching lights with turn signals

Thanks for the input. Hopefully this won't come off rambling but I'm starting to get over my head so bear with me.<p>The lighting system is already all installed and runs off 5V (a 317T regulator). This is my first project and I ended up making many running changes. If I had to to it over again, I w...
by shotgunefx
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching lights with turn signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Switching lights with turn signals

I had an idea on an alternative way of wiring the turn signal into my RGB leds and I was hoping that somebody could tell me if it's an inherently flawed idea.<p>Bear in mind that I am new to electronics and I really don't know what I'm talking about (yet anyway).<p>What I'm trying to do, more or les...
by shotgunefx
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching lights with turn signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: Switching lights with turn signals

Thanks for the input. This is my first undertaking and it's been through so many revisions. I figured it was a good learning project that I could keep extending.<p>The red and green only draw 20ma each so if I have two on each side (which is the most I'm expecting) I would think I could get 80ma eas...
by shotgunefx
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switching lights with turn signals
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Switching lights with turn signals

I've been working on a lighting system for my car that consists of RGB LEDs (So I can change the color manually or eventually drive off other inputs).<p>What I'd like to do for the lights on the hood, is have the appropriate side light flash orange with the blinkers. <p>Basically what I am trying to...
by shotgunefx
Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teddy ruxpin
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: teddy ruxpin

Probably the easiest way would to figure it out would be to put one of those "tape adapters" for cars without CD players in it and hook it to the line out of your PC. It should be fairly easy to generate tones into either channel.<p>Update<p>From http://www.mindspring.com/~mathue/workings.html <p>Th...
by shotgunefx
Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on calculating dissipation
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Question on calculating dissipation

Thanks for all the info. (I ended up using the .1W pots before your replies).<p>So far with 100ma going through, they don't even get warm. There may well be some other aspect of my setup that accounts for this, but so far so good.