1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Single button fan/lights controller with LCD Mod (Finished)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SteveyG, 13 Apr 2004.

  1. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    920
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real sweet man, awesome!
     
  2. fillip

    fillip New Member

    Joined:
    9 May 2002
    Posts:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    I still wanna build something like this for my next project so i'm gonna pick up a PIC starter kit after chrimbo and start playing with some fans, led's and a rotary encoder and see where i get.
     
  3. JohnFish

    JohnFish New Member

    Joined:
    12 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    any news on the schematics/code? Sorry to post in such an old thread but its really interesting and its too bad it got lost in that way. thx
     
  4. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    8
    With all the work, exams, coursework etc, I've had no time to do anything to do with this project since the last photo I took. I planned to create schematics and update the whole project over christmas, but I had no free time... :sigh:

    Sorry if you guys are getting impatient etc, but I don't get time to do anything but the most important stuff these days. :sigh:

    There's a couple of modifications I need to make to the watercooling, so hopefully when I get time to do that, I'll be able to get everything else done and update the software. Once that's done I can give the code/schematics out to all you guys too.
     
  5. phoeneous

    phoeneous New Member

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    The white is totally Pimpin!!! I like it alot, good job! :rock:
     
  6. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    609
    Likes Received:
    0
    why thank you SteveyG. Would be Sweet! :D
     
  7. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Member

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2004
    Posts:
    483
    Likes Received:
    1
    are there any mod guides on how to light up the eject buttons? i can find any here.

    do you wire an LED to an external powersource or wire it direct into the CD drive?
     
  8. Cybertronic

    Cybertronic New Member

    Joined:
    25 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    On page 2, why are the front fan led's only lighting up 2? I thought all 4 dim at once? :worried:
     
  9. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    35
    there is a good one in Bit-tech's "mod guides" section, :search: . Or try; www.zapwizard.com.

    Essentially all you have to do is wire and LED/resistor to the +5v line and Ground coming in from your molex.
     
  10. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    8
    As far as I can see, there are no guides for illuminating the cd drive buttons. Langer seems to be referring to the backlit slot loading drives which isn't what you're asking.

    It's a pretty simple mod to perform:

    Just take off the cd drive bezel and the button should be attached to the bezel with simple compression fittings. Just pull off the button and cut a piece of acrylic to the exact shape of the old button. Attach the button and put an LED behind it ;) In this case, the LED is connected to the controller, so the button dims with all the LED's on the front panel.



    There are only 2 LED's lit up on the fans, because there's only 2 LED's on the front two fans. It wasn't worth modding 4 LED's into each of the fans as I knew they'd only be in there for a month or so, before I installed the watercooling.
     
  11. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Member

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2004
    Posts:
    483
    Likes Received:
    1
    cool, ill give that a shot on an old CD drive before i risk my to DVD drives! thanks
     
  12. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    609
    Likes Received:
    0
    any news on this Stevey? Still prefer the design of this to the 4 output, 4 input USB thing that has appeared lately....
     
  13. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    8
    Exams are over in a week, will do it then...
     
  14. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    609
    Likes Received:
    0
    nice... good luck in them! :D
     
  15. mottl3y

    mottl3y New Member

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2004
    Posts:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    youre a champ steve, have been hanging out for this since the thread started :D
     
  16. pcjabber

    pcjabber New Member

    Joined:
    24 May 2003
    Posts:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stevey, any chance you'll tell us how much you paid for the parts? Also, any possibility you could post a parts list (at least of the major stuff) so I can see how much Digi-Key, Jameco, and Allied Electronics (AKA RS Components -- the two are both owned by Electrocomponents, Inc.) charges for the various items?

    Thanks!
     
  17. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    2,037
    Likes Received:
    13
    nice work on this one. if u decide to build a couple of those controllers i want one for shure. good luck with your exams. keep on modding :dremel:
     
  18. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

    Joined:
    23 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    8
    The parts list is pretty tiny:
    2 x ULN2003
    2 x PIC16F870
    1 x 100nF Capacitor
    2 x 4MHz Crystals
    4 x 22nF Capacitor
    1 x Rotary Encoder
    1 x 2x16 LCD
    +Resistors for the LEDs
    +LEDs

    The new version I'll be working on next week will be a bit different though, and there won't be two separate boards. Should have some better functions too :) So don't go buying the parts just yet. >>>>>LINK <<<<<

    I'll be posting in the Electronics forum about the new fan controller and circuits etc. so any questions ask in there.

    Thanks. The exam on SMPSUs was a nightmare today :wallbash: 1 exam left :)
     
  19. lucasvo

    lucasvo New Member

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which button do you use ?

    Cool idea

    Which button do you use ?
    I'm looking for a impuls-button, which act like this:
    If I turn it makes imuplses for every 20° and if I push it it makes an impuls on an other channel.

    My english is quite poor so it is hard to explain this for me, hope you anderstand it.
     
  20. bigal

    bigal Fetch n Execute

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    609
    Likes Received:
    0
    a Rotory Encoder is used. This is similar to your description.
     

Share This Page