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« Reply #16 on: Tue Oct, 18, 2011, 07:18:PM »
Good vids, Grendels. As you know I used the 555n timer for my Maquis Raider build. I can testify as to its juice guzzling!

That 4060 looks like it has some uses. Certainly much easier to wire than the 555.
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« Reply #17 on: Wed Oct, 19, 2011, 02:53:AM »
Much easier and low power to boot.  It is a nice chip for model building.   Cheap too!  I just got some off of ebay for $0.50 each

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« Reply #18 on: Thu Nov, 03, 2011, 01:01:PM »
Much easier and low power to boot.  It is a nice chip for model building.   Cheap too!  I just got some off of ebay for $0.50 each

link ?

also there was a ebay link to a LED ebaystore selling cheap cnat find it anymore

Can wait to see the next video !! Great work

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« Reply #19 on: Thu Nov, 03, 2011, 03:23:PM »
Neo here is the Ebay store for the LED's:

http://stores.ebay.com/bestshop2008hk?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Search for the seller bestshop2008hk if the link doesn't work for you.

For the 4060 chip, what I did was an ebay search for 4060.   Stick to the electrical and test equipment category. 

  Quite a few listings turn up.  Just make sure somewhere in the listings it says binary counter and you will be fine.  Here is one example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-x-CD4060-4060-RIPPLE-CARRY-BINARY-COUNTER-IC-/260828020950?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cba8fc0d6#ht_1433wt_878

I have not purchased from them before, so I cannot say if they are any good.  The one I did purchase from was here in the USA. 

Some of the Chinese sellers will sell them for $0.30 each when you buy 20 or more.  And they have free shipping!

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« Reply #20 on: Sun Nov, 06, 2011, 08:45:AM »
Thanks for the links thats perfect.

ive got another question..


Some on on ARC sugested some SMD lights have you ever tried these they look pretty cool. anything bad about using them ?





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Neo
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« Reply #21 on: Sun Nov, 06, 2011, 05:58:PM »
Those things are TINY
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« Reply #22 on: Mon Nov, 07, 2011, 02:19:AM »
Neo,

   The only thing I know that is bad about them is their tiny size.  It makes it really hard to solder them to wires.  Other than that, I don't think there is anything wrong with them.   

   I have actually thought of pulling a few off of old circuit boards before I trashed them.   Never did do it.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed Nov, 30, 2011, 07:25:PM »
Hi Grendels,

What do you think to EL sheet/ribbon?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160691868151#ht_1419wt_689

I'm thinking of using it in my Falcon and would like to know any thoughts...
« Last Edit: Wed Nov, 30, 2011, 07:27:PM by Omegaman55 »

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« Reply #24 on: Thu Dec, 01, 2011, 06:35:AM »
I have never really worked with El sheets, but I have worked with El wire before.   It will dim out over time, and it isn't all that bright.   This was five years ago, so the product may have changed since then.   The only way to find out is to buy some and give it a try. 

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« Reply #25 on: Wed Jan, 11, 2012, 02:47:AM »
Here is a new update, a Android app called Electrodroid.  It is a good resource for figuring out different things for working with electronics.

Lighting Tutorial: Electrodroid

Thank you ModelmanTom for finding this for me!

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« Reply #26 on: Fri Jan, 13, 2012, 04:40:PM »
The next installment:

Lighting tutorial: Different types of LED's

Only one more after this one.

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« Reply #27 on: Wed Jan, 25, 2012, 04:02:AM »
Here are the last four videos in the series:

Lighting Tutorial: 555 pros and cons

Links given in the video:

555 timer links
NX-01 build

555 infomation

On the right look for The 555 and read pages one and two

various circuits with the 555


And next building up the circuit:

Lighting Tutorial: The 555 build up


Strobing the 555:

Lighting Tutorial: Strobing the 555 timing chip

And a slide show of the circuits surrounding the 555:

Lighting Tutorial: 555 circuit slide show

Here is a link to all the circuits slides used in the show so you can print them:

circuit diagrams
« Last Edit: Thu Feb, 02, 2012, 04:44:PM by Grendels »

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« Reply #28 on: Wed Jan, 25, 2012, 04:36:PM »
That's money right there!  I've been waiting for Professor Grendels'  "555 Timer Strobe for Dummies" 

Thank You Sir!

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« Reply #29 on: Thu Jan, 26, 2012, 01:47:AM »
Your welcome!

If you can follow this and build a few circuits, you will save a lot of money.   

Parts and supplies are under $10 for what the pro's sell for close to $100.   You just have to learn and do it yourself.