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« on: Fri Sep, 23, 2011, 02:15:PM »
And here is the first part:

Lighting Tutorial: Basic tools part 1


The second part:

Lighting Tutorial: Basic tools part 2

These post are also duplicated over on the MF group build.

Here are the videos I plan on doing for this series:

Basic tools part one and two
Soldering
LED basics
LED light strips compared to a CFL
Making things blink:  Timing chips and circuit diagrams

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« Reply #1 on: Sat Sep, 24, 2011, 03:31:AM »
And now for some more goodness!

Here is the second part:  LED basics

Part one:

Lighting Tutorial: LED basics part 1

And the second part:

Lighting tutorial: LED basics part 2

Here is the LED wizard site:

http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz

And the site with the LED voltage charts:

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/led.htm


Enjoy!!
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« Reply #2 on: Mon Sep, 26, 2011, 11:02:AM »
So is something like this what I'm looking for as a power supply?
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Business-Industrial-/12576/i.html?_nkw=variable%20power%20supply%20dc&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m1539&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=50.00

Variable voltage is a must I take it. Also is 2Amps enough? Sounds like a lot but I know nothing???

Thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: Mon Sep, 26, 2011, 01:04:PM »
I would say that any of them would work.  Just read them carefully.  One of the PS on that link was broken.

Also, LED's operate at 20mA or 0.02A.   So a 2 amp power supply will light up 100 LED's.  That is overkill if you ask me.  But it will also give you room to play around with other things if the electronics bug hits you.

The PS I have only supplies 2A.


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« Reply #4 on: Tue Sep, 27, 2011, 10:03:PM »
Sweet love the videos

BTW for those that want to combine soldering iron and heat gun for cheap i use a Bernzomatic(butane powered) micro 3 in 1 torch(open flame torch, sordering tip heat gun tip) http://www.bernzomatic.com/PRODUCTS/TORCHES/MICROMINITORCHES/tabid/251/ctl/Detail/mid/1260/xmid/6950/xmfid/3/Default.aspx i got mine at Rona for 11.99$ and its amazing ah it heat up in seconds and you dont have to fight a wire

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« Reply #5 on: Thu Sep, 29, 2011, 01:09:AM »
very helpful vids, Grendels. Thank you for sharing. Looks like your cats are interested in electronics projects too  ;)



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« Reply #6 on: Thu Sep, 29, 2011, 04:15:AM »
very helpful vids, Grendels. Thank you for sharing. Looks like your cats are interested in electronics projects too  ;)


Yep they are.  It is sometimes hard to keep them out of anything I am working on.

Next segments will be up very soon!

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« Reply #7 on: Thu Sep, 29, 2011, 11:45:AM »
Cool! Thanks guys!

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« Reply #8 on: Thu Sep, 29, 2011, 11:08:PM »
Here is the next installment:

Engine lighting part 1 and 2.  We will have a part three soon, but it is more of a don't ever buy this product segment and very short.

Lighting tutorial: Engine lighting

Lighting tutorial: Engine lighting part 2

And a bonus!  Abbot and Costello!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vev3NHU_Olk&feature=player_embedded

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« Reply #9 on: Sat Oct, 01, 2011, 02:33:AM »
Here is the last segment on engine lighting.  DO NOT BUY THIS:

Lighting tutorial: Engine lighting part 3

Here is the next segment:  Soldering!

Make sure your solder is labeled for electronics!  Solder for plumbing contains too much acid and can damage electronics. 

Soldering 101

And a link to a few useful sites:

A good site with clear directions on soldering:

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/solder.htm

This site, while not clear does explain why you do each step:

http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm
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« Reply #10 on: Wed Oct, 05, 2011, 04:37:PM »
Hi folks,

Well done on the vids G. Looking forward to your 'flashing vid', when you have the time to 'convert' your piece here, to vid (on it myself, but would still like to see your vid version).

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« Reply #11 on: Thu Oct, 06, 2011, 04:23:AM »
I will have that timer video up in the next week.  Probably this weekend.  I need to find the time to write the script for it.  I should have that time tomorrow.  Once I have a script, then it will be easy to get it done.

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« Reply #12 on: Mon Oct, 10, 2011, 02:08:PM »
Here is the next segment:  Reading circuit diagrams.   I was only going to make this video, then I realized it was't quite done.  I will get the second part up soon, hopefully tonight.

Reading Circuit diagrams part 1

Here are the two websites:

The first one is the different symbols used in circuit diagrams:

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/symbol.htm

The second is a very short piece on reading them.  I will do a better job in the second video:

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/cdiags.htm

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« Reply #13 on: Mon Oct, 10, 2011, 06:47:PM »
Loving BG's vids, for those dipping their toes into electrons :)

As you may know, I am delving into PIC-programming, now, for my projects and, on my travels, I have been looking at, what I like to call, 'helper systems', such as the OS Arduino ...

LatestInArduino
http://blog.makezine.com/tag/LatestInArduino
Arduino
http://www.arduino.cc/

Those with the bug (!) may find this video interesting (and the possibilities which stem from it ) ;)

How-To: Shrinkify Your Arduino Projects
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/10/how-to-shrinkify-your-arduino-projects.html

Cheers

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« Reply #14 on: Tue Oct, 11, 2011, 02:04:PM »
Colonel:

   I will take a look at those links later this winter when I have time to get back into working with electronics....


Here is the next update, this time we are reading circuit diagrams and putting together a circuit:

Lighting tutorial: Reading circuit diagrams 4060 style

The capacitor was: One 0.01 micro farad capacitor, mine says 103f on it