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Project:PipBoy 8000 PICS FIXED! 56K warn|big (?) update 06/28|*vfd help needed!!!!!*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by EdHunTer, 10 May 2004.

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What fangrill to use for the front fan?

  1. origi fan grill as seen on the first pics

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  2. a piece of the mesh in front on the vacuum tubes

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  1. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    sorry i promise this is the last time i make excuses but still no pics cable still at office and i feel like crap (toothache and headache don't mix well...) i promise pics will be up on monday or maybe sunday night
     
  2. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    i'm catchin up withmyself slowly but surely

    so as i said i tried to fit the lighting it 2 ways
    really would've liked to go with 2 10cm green ccfls but alas this country is really short of anything that's modding related or simply cool:p
    so i tried to fit in a 30 cm one here's the pics.

    first: i tried it vertically here's how it looks then:
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    the back

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    the top

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    the front (in the back you can see a blue-purpe light that's my in project server :D)
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    the side

    then i tried it horizontally (which didn't really fir :():
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    the side
    it would look way much better this way unfortunately the ccfl won't fit :( tho maybe if i take it out of it's acrylic casing it will fit tho i doubt it (maybe if a place it a bit tilted but then the light coming from the vent grills wouldn't really be equal)

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    the back
    looks really high tech doesn't it? i love it :D

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    the top
    the placing doesn't really make a big difference here

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    the front again
    here again there's not much difference but the bottom holes are a bit brighter which might be disturbing when i place the vacuum tubes (it might be so that the ccfl makes the tubes' light seem very dim or even invisible)

    oh yea btw the pic are with my new digicam (Nikon Coolpix 5700) i love it :D some of the pics came out blurry because i didn't use the flash and i wasn't to be bothered with setting up my camera stand.

    hope you like it

    (wohooo 70th post! :D )

    Edit:
    sorry bout the large pics i'll resize them asap (ETA 1 hour)
     
  3. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    great job there pal! keep it up :D
     
  4. papeniglio

    papeniglio Minimodder

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    Keep that camera still!!!!! And, please, reduce your pics! I have a 1280x1024 screen resolution, but still it's difficult to see them!
     
  5. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    as i already mentioned i'll resize the pics asap i'll write a post when they've been resized
     
  6. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    okay so i've resized the pics so now all is fine. gonna get some metal mesh tomorrow (if from nowhere else then from a car speaker grill :D) to make the front for the vacuum tubes I EMPHASIZE that only if all goes well!

    as for the vfd (since i don't think too many of you here buy'em) here are some pics for the prog that controls it.

    the name is:
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    and here's the control interface itself:
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    now the bad thing about this prog is that you can't make it read out values from progs BUT and a BIG BUT(T) :D you can "paint" images or create animations with it that you can export to a hex editor to implement the character code for the image to be displayed into a prog you can make(no not a lamer to this just having trouble putting thoughts to words:)). Just wanted to post this since noone ever showed these online. This is what noritake "factory bundles" with their 7000 series modules.

    Cheers mates! :dremel:

    PS: papeniglio
    the pics were of exactly that resolution originally :D
     
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  7. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    I Want Comments! :D
     
  8. BadKarma

    BadKarma What's a Dremel?

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    Great job! pic's are a little big and blurry but its looking great so far
     
  9. Garbach

    Garbach What's a Dremel?

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    You gotta post some less blurry pics first dude!! I can hardly see how it's gonna be with them shaky pics!!
    I think it looks great.. :p
     
  10. Rexxie

    Rexxie What's a Dremel?

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    Should get some more pics of it with more light, and for the night shots, keep that camera still :)
    Pics are very blurry, heh.

    Nice work, I like it! :D
     
  11. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    Well i just saw that piloux was asked by valve for a demo case grats to him too bad i won't even get the chance of that happening to me by this mod since Interplay is down the gutter and i'd say that no matter what Herve Caen (sonovabi*ch CEO who took Iply and Black Isle to their doom) says Iplay is dead and so is Fallout 3 :( I doubt that anyone who's interested in this topic doesn't know of this site but i'll post the link anyway: No Mutants Allowed

    too bad :waah:
     
  12. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    okay not real update but some info nevertheless.

    i downloaded all software avalible for the vfd module i ordered but i came to the conclusion that driving it with LCDC would be best but there are only definitions for the 128*32 and *64 800 series modules i've decided to take a peak into these in the hope to alter them to fit my 112*16 7000 series module but after the ferst few lines of code i got lost in it. so i'm really kindly asking the VFD gurus on the forums to help me out on this matter

    pretty pretty please...

    thanks in advance
     
  13. chrono

    chrono What's a Dremel?

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    sweet looking **** you got there! keep up the good work!
    :rock:
     
  14. tapius

    tapius What's a Dremel?

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    the case it really starting go get somewhere, nice work man - the VFD program looks like it was made in VB, im sure noritake or someone else has a opensource version of this software to control the VFD or other software to control VFDs like this one.. check it out man, i know that noritake has a Developer kit. :thumb:
     
  15. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    yea i have that developer kit but i'm not so good at programming to make it read out and print temp or rpm values on the vfd realtime that's why i need some help making a prog like that or making a lcdc module for it
     
  16. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    took a few closeups from the top of the case few days back just wanna share them

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    here you can see i reinstalled the original antenna holder cos i decided to drop the rubber antenna thing since i've found it's original pull-out antenna (when deployed it's bout 2-3 metres long :D)

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    oky here you see the connectors on the top the 2 jacks are either in a 2 speaker setup as mic and headphones or in 4 speaker surround. now the other connector i'm still thinking what to make of it. either it will be a USB port or the center and subwoofer outlets for speakers. which should i do? i'm awaiting ideas and suggestions on this.

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    here you see what that other connector shaped bulk thingie is it's to hold the cover of the connector when it's in use :)
     
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  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I really like the look of that! Are you going to paint it or do you prefer the weathered industrial look?

    As for photographs: I realisise using a flash would spoil the lighting a bit. What you need to do is use a reflected light source behind the camera, and increase your exposure times a bit (the camera will do this in Automatic mode, so don't worry if you can't make manual adjustments) so it picks up all the LEDs nice and bright. For this to work you must use a tripod however. A mini tripod costs only a few bucks.

    Another problem with such lower light exposures is that your autofocus won't work well; as such you can see your pics are not only shaky, but blurry as well. Use manual focus if you can, otherwise light the PC with a bright torch while pressing the shot button halfway, so the camera focusses, then while keeping the button halfway down turn of the torch, then press it fully to take the shot. Cumbersome, I know. That's why I prefer a manual option. But you could have someone else operate the torch.
     
  18. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    nexxo: there's no problem i know all bout that i was just too lazy to bring out my tripod since it was night and i left it in the car after my weekend trip if i have the time i'll take new pics with it :)

    about the painting: i will partly paint it the battered look will remain to represent the fallout looks but the grey andred-ish patches of paint will be removed and around the rivet's it will be rusted also all of the white vent-grills will be rusted and they'll get a bit battered (i think i'll hit one of the fins with a hammer on it or something so they don't look too new)
     
  19. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    well bad news fellas
    yesterday we had a storm and even bowling-ball sized ice pieces were falling ruining my car. the repairs will cost more than the car is actually worth (funny ha ha) cost will be round 1200 eur so my project budget gets a hars cut. i'm still getting the vfd but the paint and other things will be delayed severely sorry but that's life for ya :p
     
  20. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    also my 200 gig hdd died today leaving me really short of any space (actually it's not completely dead yet but i won't risk it dieing before i can save the stuff from it) so this was kinda a sucky few days ....
     

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