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Electronics LCD Fanbus/Light Controller Requests

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SteveyG, 24 Jan 2005.

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  1. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    I used one where the output signal, channel A leads channel B by 60° ±30° with clockwise rotation, and 15 pulse - 30 detent per revolution.

    The output is in grey code.
     
  2. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

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    how are we going on this stevey? seems to of gone very quiet... :eyebrow:
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I this one isn't dead:

    Will the source code be available?

    What display will it use, and will it be compatible with a 4x20char lcd? (paralell)

    As for functions. Light switching circuit (mabye an RGB controller)

    Fan controller that starts the fans at full speed, and goes slowly down to the selected speed (so we are sure that the fans actually start)... Make the fans start at full speed if it looses memory...

    A (24 hour) clock would be nice. Can act as a "screen saver"

    Just throwing in a few loose ideas here..
     
  4. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Sorry for not posting any updates, still working on a good linear output for the fans as they seem to growl quite loudly at the moment.

    The LCD will be a 2x16 or 2x20 parallel type.
     
  5. desertstalker

    desertstalker What's a Dremel?

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    I'm interested but im not sure how much shipping to Australia would be (for a PIC) or whether it is cost effective.

    Good idea though.
     
  6. pcjabber

    pcjabber What's a Dremel?

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    Just wondering -- what's going on with this project? I am still very interested in this, and I haven't yet built a fan speed controller (baybus) because I am waiting on this project to finish.

    Thanks!
     
  7. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Hi, I finished this in the easter holidays, but been very busy at uni so haven't had any spare time to make it available to people. I finish exams end of next week so when I get back home I'll see what I can do...

    I notice you're in the US though, and I was only planning on selling programmed PICs to people meaning probably UK only. We'll see.
     
  8. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

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    i will prob buy a pic n schematics etc of ya stevie... maby it would be cool if you include a rotory encoder too, if it appears a difficult part to get?
     
  9. g0th

    g0th What's a Dremel?

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    Interfacing to the PC using RS232? Maybe USB with a PIC18F2550 or similar if you're feeling adventurous.
     
  10. pcjabber

    pcjabber What's a Dremel?

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    Cool.

    D'oh! I would prefer a pre-programmed PIC + schematic, but shipping from across the pond would be $$, I assume. No code offering? (obviously I'd be willing to pay a fair price for code + schematic...) That's kinda disappointing...(even though I don't [currently] know how to program a PIC, it still would be nice to have the option available (especially since shipping from the UK is bound to be expensive).

    Slightly OT: Can someone point me in the direction of what I need to program a PIC (instructions + hardware)?

    Thanks!
     
  11. theshadow27

    theshadow27 What's a Dremel?

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    you should give the schematic and code away for free, and then sell preprogramed PICs. you will make just as much money as trying to cover it up, and people will like you more. the majority of people dont have what it takes (hardware or brainware) to program a PIC anyway, and buying one from you would be the fastest, cheapest way.
     
  12. pcjabber

    pcjabber What's a Dremel?

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    Agreed. Though accepting donations isn't a bad idea -- I would PayPal you some $ for your creation. Even if you wanted people to pay a modest fee for the code/schematic, I would [probably, depending on the fee] still buy it.

    Just my USD $0.02 (which is worth about GBP £0.01).
     
  13. nleahcim

    nleahcim What's a Dremel?

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    Eh - in my experience at least shipping *to* the UK from the USA is fairly cheap if the item is lightweight - like often under $5 IIRC. I had a full sized hard drive shipped to me a while ago from the UK and I think the total postage on it was about 5 pounds - but those things are fairly heavy, while a chip weighs next to nothing.
     
  14. pcjabber

    pcjabber What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, but this is *from* the UK to the USA. Or did you say that backwards? The rest of the post tends to agree that you said the first sentence backwards.
     
  15. nleahcim

    nleahcim What's a Dremel?

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    Nah - most of my experience is in shipping *to* the UK. But I did receive that one package and I was really surprised when I saw the shipping cost was like £3.50 (I think that's what it was... Been a couple years now). I expect one could just put the chips in a padded envelope and it probabaly wouldn't cost more than a pound or so.
     
  16. pcjabber

    pcjabber What's a Dremel?

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    hmm, cool. Thanks for the info.
    1GBP = ~1.82USD (from xe.com)
    That's not too bad...
    Even 3.5GBP isn't too bad -- ~6.40USD
     
  17. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Hi,

    The idea isn't to make money guys ;) I just don't want to find a ripped off product in production - hence no code :)

    After I get back home I'll see about the situation - there may be a few changes I need to make to the code first anyway.

    If shipping to the US isn't too much then that could be an option.

    Thanks :)
     
  18. theshadow27

    theshadow27 What's a Dremel?

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    its the idea that is important, not the code. remember - bill gates came up with windows after looking at a zerox screen for 30 seconds (without looking thrugh its source code). if you want to protect your idea, do it the right way and get a patent.
     
  19. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

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    its very simple, code in a 1 second startup banner and only post hex code ^_^

    BTW: what about programming in nametags of the controls?
     
  20. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

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    bump, been 2 weeks man? how we doing?
     
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