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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:37 am Post subject: Electrical Project Help.
I have for some time been in the process of gathering accessories to make up some decent workshops and I'm now in the position where I'm about ready to start.
It dawned on me that most workshops I've seen on the forum, although beautiful, have been mostly along the same lines. The engine drives small tools, fairgrounds etc.
I was thinking of something completely different that would be easy to set up and would be eye catching at shows.
I have leccy D28 with a beast of a chain driven generator and a blue thunder generator as well.
I'm going to build a board that will feature five 30cm different coloured flashing LED strips, all individually switched, and powered from two terminal posts that would be connected to the D28 or Blue Thunder.
I was thinking about fitting a docking point for Blue Thunder so it could be removed for other projects, and would not be a permanent feature of the board.
I have most of the components on the way, and I'd really like any hints or tips you guys might have in helping me along the way. _________________ http://www.sandmansteamshack.co.uk/
I'm not very knowledgable about such things but I can tell from experience that the D28 is perfect for the cause.
You'll have no problem running as many, in reason, leds as you want with it _________________ Et in Arcadia Ego
I think it will look nice if you make an electric cabinet where the led strips and the gennies are connected to and of course the switches. Connecting the leds to the switches is straight forward and so is the ground. (-) About the plus terminal I'm not sure, it might be best to put a diode on both plusses from the gennies. I only have basic understanding of electronics, but I can imagine that without a diode one genny is going to power the other genny. _________________ Paul
I think the Blue Thunder should be able to power most of the stuff you have planned Sandy. You could get a small electric motor, fit a pulley to it and have it power a Wilesco accessory (for example a M60 hacksaw) to show how modern workshop machines are powered. _________________ My Website: http://swiftfoxsteamco.webs.com/
I like the idea of a model of an industrial type switchboard , and lots of lamposts , as well as the light strips .
But i suppose its a personal preference thing for the builder .
Also , changes or upgrades can be done without much fuss in the future ........ call it "A work in progress" _________________ Demon Industries .
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...... and good taste .
Nothing fancy but here is my D141. This was done quickly as I had a show in a couple of days. The blue thunder will push at least 6 or 7 LEDs. I cannot find any really nice lamp post the correct size for another project I have. Guess I will have to make something.
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