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by BeJay
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light

It seems to output around 2A short circuit, so at 5V it's 400mA at a good "wind". I am about to test it with my HTC and see how it goes.
by BeJay
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Bar LED's
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Bar LED's

Does it have on board current limiting?
by BeJay
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Oscilloscopes
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Oscilloscopes

That looks pretty good for what it is. I have a hacked RIGOL DS1052E 50Mhz DSO that I software hacked to 100Mhz using Dave's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnhXfVYWYXE It does everything I've needed so far, but it would be nice to have a USB scope, so I will be sure to check it out! Cheers B...
by BeJay
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Simplify3D review
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Simplify3D review

It only slices right?

The latest version of slic3r seems pretty rock stable to me, I would love to see what this can do for the cost of 4 x rolls of filament that sli3r can't do? Just thinking out loud here from a maker / starter here... I shall try the demo and see what all the fuss is about ;)
by BeJay
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light

I should see if it will charge a USB phone. Will need contiunous winding though...
by BeJay
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Uses for an old FAX - The FAX Light

I was given an old fax to tear down, and this was the most useful thing I could come up with at short notice... This old 1994-6 FAX was full of custom FPGAs so was totally useless for anything hackable, plus the thermal printer was cooked. Introducing: "The wind up FAX light" http://bjshed...
by BeJay
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Frozen Model B
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Frozen Model B

For a laugh, try powering it from the +5V on the GPIO. I had an issue with a polyfuse in low temp on a pi once....
by BeJay
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Spectacular
Replies: 41
Views: 7685

Re: Science Spectacular

I can bring my printer: http://bjblaster.homedns.org/projects/3D/large_slides/IMG_4638.jpg picade machine: http://bjblaster.homedns.org/projects/pc-epia/raspberrypi/picade/large_slides/IMG_2850.JPG and 3D printed sound system: http://bjblaster.homedns.org/projects/3D/3D_sound/large_slides/IMG_5172.J...
by BeJay
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: B+
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: B+

Indeed! The day I can run a MythTV frontend on a SBC will be fantastic!
by BeJay
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: B+
Replies: 2
Views: 705

B+

I see the B+ is out... I was hoping they gave it a dual core A20, but sadly no.. ;( Oh well the PSU upgrade and better sound is enough of a + for me ;)

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by BeJay
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Doc-Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 4715

Re: Doc-Pi

Yes I do love FeeCAD, it works fine on LinuxMint14 and now 17. I'm using version 0.14 rev 3618 GIT. The only issues I've really had are with text. FreeCAD requires you to draft text and import it into the "PART" section wich can be fiddly. I use inkscape for text and import it into FreeCAD...
by BeJay
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D Printed Record Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: 3D Printed Record Lathe

Cheers for the comments,

Unless something goes pear shaped, I should make it to the SW Science Spectacular for a meet up at long last :o
by BeJay
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D Printed Record Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 919

3D Printed Record Lathe

Started building a Record Lathe to cut analogue audio into old CDs and play them on a coventional turntable / record player. http://bjshed.better-than.tv/projects/audio/record_lathe/large_slides/IMG_6014.JPG So far it's working quite well. I'm going to heat the needle next to get it to cut cleaner t...
by BeJay
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: forum speelchecker
Replies: 2
Views: 717

forum speelchecker

On a side note, why "doens't" this forum underline my "speeling" mistakes like every other text entry form? Might be my OS, but I doesn't think so as JOSN is fully supported....
by BeJay
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3D Printing Software
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: 3D Printing Software

I use Slic3r as it rocks on linux anyway. This with FreeCAD 0.14 does all of my creation needs. Give it a go as it is open source and free to download and at least give it a crack.
by BeJay
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Arduino
Topic: Irfrared Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Irfrared Library

It is very handy, getting rid of those uneeded remotes and having a universal remote that doesn't need batteries to keep it alive after teaching it each button is priceless.

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by BeJay
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Arduino
Topic: Irfrared Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Irfrared Library

Hi Guys, I made a universal remot the other day and thought I'd share the great library that made it all possible very quickly. Basically you can use the demo receiver project and a 3 terminal 38khz IR detector to "read" your remote and work out what code it uses. My DVico usb remote uses ...
by BeJay
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Request new Forum Area
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Re: Request new Forum Area

Arduino section maybe?
by BeJay
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell us about yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Tell us about yourself

Hi Everyone, Im Bejay - aka Beau. I used to live in Busso for 20 odd years, so I thought I'd join this group - at some point I'll make it down there again but at the moment I'm busy at work up here in Perth, so hopefully I can help out with some techincal knowhow from my shed (via the internet) and ...