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by chiver
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: PCB design
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: PCB design

I might look at giving that a try. Thanks
by chiver
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: PCB design
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: PCB design

Well I was hoping to get someone who can put traces onto it..just a generic pater for an A-stable flash ( like a strobe) I have component's to be able to make different flash rates
by chiver
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: PCB design
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: PCB design

Iveverything tried using those boards I understand how a 555 timer works for examale and know what to connect to what pin. But I have no means or skill to design a board and use it. I ate muted many years ago to solder my own together. Using a 9 volt battery ( which the 555 should have been able to ...
by chiver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: PCB design
Replies: 8
Views: 854

PCB design

I was hoping someone can make some(50) blank printed pcb's. I don't know how to lay one out and do not have the means to make them. It would be for a 555 flasher cct. I have all the components just not a board
by chiver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Picking a power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Picking a power supply

I calculated 44ohms lol pretty close. I'll give 120 a try later I don't want the windows overly bright.
by chiver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Picking a power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Picking a power supply

Thank you, I will give it a try. I have to go back through my books to figure out what size resistors to use
by chiver
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Picking a power supply
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Picking a power supply

I am building a romulan warbird with two Green ish LEDs, and there will be at least three white LEDs. I do have experience with electronics. But not from a design stand point. How do I know,how big of a supply I will need? Should they all be in series or parallel? They do not have any paperwork with...
by chiver
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Lighting a model with a Tesla Coil?
Replies: 1
Views: 846

It won't work with out wiring, the LED needs a direct current. It won't work to induce a current through coils you need AC current. Then a few diodes in the model. Possiable to do but not easy
by chiver
Thu May 08, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: A puzzling 555 strobe question
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

Granted it's not the cleanest, but nothing is touching that shouldn't be, if it's not saldered it's not touching. I dot have the means or know know how to make a PCB. Like I said it was tested when I first made it, it was tested with a 9v batt, and it worked fine, no heating either, not there is no ...
by chiver
Fri May 02, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Bussard dome diffusing
Replies: 6
Views: 3492

Clear mat coat
I've heard of scotch tape or even is ring some packing foam
by chiver
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Rubber for molds
Replies: 66
Views: 58217

I got alumilite quick set, how long should I wait to remove it from the mold. Box? It's not very big only 4oz and is it important to heat the mold?
by chiver
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Bussard light kit failure
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

Either a short some where or the chip is faulty, when I acadently cook the chip in a tea light candle the LED stays on with no flicker
by chiver
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Voyager strobes
Replies: 1
Views: 1650

Yes it does, in front of the bridge, just in front of the auxiliary deflector dish, and one on the bottom of the ship
by chiver
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: A puzzling 555 strobe question
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

When I tested it, it was from a 9v bat. But when I put it on a 9v now it still cooks. Even with a new chip
by chiver
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: A puzzling 555 strobe question
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

A puzzling 555 strobe question

I built a 555strobe circuit, it's not the prettiest. By that I mean it's not on a PCB, I do not have the means nor the skill to design and make one. How ever using a slot made to fit a 555 chip. I soldered everything together. Tested it and it worked. Now that was a few months ago, I wired it up aga...
by chiver
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Has anyone heard of ic touch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

I had found an assortment of different types and colours of surface mount LEDs. I've been looking around some of the sites and I can find some, but there's no kits with different types or colours. The last time I baught LEDs in bulk like this I got them from modelers brand
by chiver
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Enterprise E bussard plasma effect
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Go to a dollar store get some of those tea light LED candles, and wire them in line with an led and they will flicker
by chiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Has anyone heard of ic touch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Has anyone heard of ic touch?

They are a store out of Hong Kong and I'm not sure if it's too good to be true, they sell electronic components for cheap, ie: 900 LEDs in different sizes and shapes for about $25 before shipping.

I'm nervous to order from them and nothing show up at my door
by chiver
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: NX-01 impulse engines
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

They don't shut down in warp, they go into an idle/stand by mode. So there is no response delay
by chiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Where to order components online?
Replies: 31
Views: 30784

http://www.ictouchstore.com
Sorry it didn't work
by chiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Where to order components online?
Replies: 31
Views: 30784

i found an online store ic touch store they have many packes of leds and many other components for cheep. ie 900 leds for about 25 bucks. has anyone heard of them or used them? or is this too good to be true? im thinking of buying from them but am kinda nervous as it does seam too good to be true.
by chiver
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 9 or 12 volts
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

What about with LED tape? It would be about a foot of blue LED tape, 4 red LEDs and one blue led with a 555 strobe driving a white led
by chiver
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: 9 or 12 volts
Replies: 8
Views: 3726

How do you go abouts to do that? I'm still new to lighting models. And how do you know what to use if you have a strobe circuit in the model?
by chiver
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Lighting LED strip & LEDs, only LEDs work??
Replies: 11
Views: 4990

It dose look nice
by chiver
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Lighting LED strip & LEDs, only LEDs work??
Replies: 11
Views: 4990

Don't forget, that the LED strip has resistors built into it. You may be putting to much resistance into the circuit especially if the LEDs each have one resistor per light.
by chiver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: looking for circut simulators
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

I can Make simple circuits, and flasher circuits with a 555. I want to try to make a chaser on it but want to be able to make it on the computer and play with the R values to change and figure out the flash rate I want
by chiver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: looking for circut simulators
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

For example something similar to this

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=21jLnp3z9lg
by chiver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: looking for circut simulators
Replies: 6
Views: 3618

looking for circut simulators

i am looking for any kind of computer program that can simulate a circut. so i can see how fast a light will flash or how fast a chaser circut will be before i build it
by chiver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Strobe and nav lights for nx-01
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

madman lighting
by chiver
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Led light strips, cool or warm
Replies: 7
Views: 2784

for federation ships i use cool white and for alien ships i use warm