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Started by chriskingbees, Feb 12, 2009, 07:44 pm

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Theta Sigma

Quote from: kiwidoc on Sep 02, 2010, 04:17 am
If you guys are interested in a TARDIS Lamp flasher circuit, I'd recommend looking at Jason's as seen here:

http://www.asciimation.co.nz/tardis/tardis_light_flasher.jpg
(from http://www.asciimation.co.nz/tardis/index.html)

Jason built and sent me one as thanks for helping him with his build and it works perfectly-  connect to 12volt battery and away she goes. Adjustable flashing rate so you can make the beat of your choice.  Not connected up to sound in any way but I'm sure the clever types could figure something out.

Cheers, Glen



This is the same circuit that I used in my 12V "halogen" flasher, except I added a relay between the MOSFET and the bulb due to the high current draw of the halogen bulb.  For those of you who want to see the device working: 

th_Night_12VHalogen_Fresnel.jpg

th_Night_12VHalogen_Lantern.jpg
"I just put 1.795372 & 2.204628 together." - 4th Doctor

geminitimelord

Quote from: galacticprobe on Sep 02, 2010, 04:30 am
Micro-controller based sircuits, with plug-ins for programmable code needed for the flashers? (Scotty - "Star Trek III": "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.")

Dino.

And if my Grandmother had wheels she would be a wagon.

geminitimelord

Quote from: Theta Sigma on Sep 02, 2010, 11:40 am

This is the same circuit that I used in my 12V "halogen" flasher, except I added a relay between the MOSFET and the bulb due to the high current draw of the halogen bulb.  For those of you who want to see the device working: 


Kevin, after seeing this I revisited your build diary, you know I sorta wish I would have embraced your design for my TARDIS.  I went the route of Glen's manual for my corner posts. I devised a system of blocks as which to connect the panels to the posts. I wish, however in hind sight, I would have realized that once this puppy was up it wasnt going to come down. I would have built my walls to the edge such as you did and secure with a corner bracket. I am curious do you find your box very stable?

exleo

I know the Doctor is getting younger with every regeneration...but thats maybe a step too far!! ;) hehehe ;D
Though I must say he's a natural ;)
Great vids

Theta Sigma

Quote from: geminitimelord on Sep 02, 2010, 12:37 pm
Quote from: Theta Sigma on Sep 02, 2010, 11:40 am

This is the same circuit that I used in my 12V "halogen" flasher, except I added a relay between the MOSFET and the bulb due to the high current draw of the halogen bulb.  For those of you who want to see the device working: 


Kevin, after seeing this I revisited your build diary, you know I sorta wish I would have embraced your design for my TARDIS.  I went the route of Glen's manual for my corner posts. I devised a system of blocks as which to connect the panels to the posts. I wish, however in hind sight, I would have realized that once this puppy was up it wasnt going to come down. I would have built my walls to the edge such as you did and secure with a corner bracket. I am curious do you find your box very stable?


Which build are you referring to, the full size S18 or the 3/4 size NST?  I'm not at all happy with the route I went with on my full size S18, and if I ever get back going on that one again, I'm going to change it.  I am very happy with the way my 3/4 size NST came out, and it is easily dis-assembled and it very sturdy and stable.  I used window latches to attach the walls to the posts just like "UncleLew" did.  I don't think he's a member of this forum, but he has a YouTube build diary.  Here is the relevant video showing the window latches: 

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=UncleLew#p/u/39/cqqwLvb40ak

This method works amazingly well!  I will be using the same method if I ever get around to resuming my full size build.
The posts are attached to the base via triangle corner braces, and hangar bolts.  The posts are easily removed by taking off a couple of hex nuts.

"I just put 1.795372 & 2.204628 together." - 4th Doctor

kiwidoc

That does look good, much easier than the loose-pin hinges I've favoured until now.  Might have to dig around the hardward store and find something comparable for my next build..

Theta Sigma

Sep 03, 2010, 02:35 am #66 Last Edit: Sep 03, 2010, 02:38 am by Theta Sigma
Quote from: kiwidoc on Sep 03, 2010, 01:07 am
That does look good, much easier than the loose-pin hinges I've favoured until now.  Might have to dig around the hardward store and find something comparable for my next build..


Glen,  I'm not sure this will help you out, but here's the product as it is sold in the US.  I've tried to search DIY stores in NZ, but I haven't had any luck finding this type of latch there.  Hopefully, you will have more luck.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100116584&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=100116584&ci_src=14110944&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D25X-_-100116584&locStoreNum=3626&marketID=282
"I just put 1.795372 & 2.204628 together." - 4th Doctor

geminitimelord

Sep 03, 2010, 04:53 am #67 Last Edit: Sep 03, 2010, 04:53 am by geminitimelord
Quote from: Theta Sigma on Sep 03, 2010, 12:53 am

Which build are you referring to, the full size S18 or the 3/4 size NST?  I'm not at all happy with the route I went with on my full size S18, and if I ever get back going on that one again, I'm going to change it.  I am very happy with the way my 3/4 size NST came out, and it is easily dis-assembled and it very sturdy and stable.  I used window latches to attach the walls to the posts just like "UncleLew" did.  I don't think he's a member of this forum, but he has a YouTube build diary.  Here is the relevant video showing the window latches:
This method works amazingly well!  I will be using the same method if I ever get around to resuming my full size build.
The posts are attached to the base via triangle corner braces, and hangar bolts.  The posts are easily removed by taking off a couple of hex nuts.

KB sorry if I am Hijacking your thread..... Kevin, actually UncleLew was my other source of inspiration. That is what I tried to do but I did not have good success with the window latches. They couldnt handle the tension and some of them broke or stretched out. I ended up going with a mending bracket with 2 holes to hold the parts together. As for my Posts I did UncleLew's triangle corner braces and hangar bolts. I rather like your drawing where the 2 panels would meet in the corner I think this would give more stability. SO I guess it was the S18 build I was looking at. UncleLew was on TR2 under Moonbeam or something like that.

Theta Sigma

I will move my reply over to my thread on this particular build, so as not to hijack KBs thread any further.  Apologies KB!


"I just put 1.795372 & 2.204628 together." - 4th Doctor

chriskingbees

Hey chaps, no worries.
I'll just throw this picture into the mix, to remind you that our grest leader has eyes everywhere 8)

SW 1.JPG

KB

Scarfwearer

Sep 03, 2010, 07:22 pm #70 Last Edit: Sep 03, 2010, 07:25 pm by Scarfwearer
Quote from: geminitimelord on Sep 03, 2010, 04:53 am

UncleLew was on TR2 under Moonbeam or something like that.

He's signed up here as unclelew, but hasn't been on much, and so hasn't yet adopted his old posts from TR2 which he made as moonpieone...

Quote from: chriskingbees on Sep 03, 2010, 01:23 pm
Hey chaps, no worries.
I'll just throw this picture into the mix, to remind you that our grest leader has eyes everywhere 8)
KB


And apparently only three fingers... ;)

Crispin

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: Scarfwearer on Sep 03, 2010, 07:22 pm
And apparently only three fingers... ;)


So you're obviously the "Simpsons" Doctor ;)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

chriskingbees

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Sep 04, 2010, 07:16 am
Quote from: Scarfwearer on Sep 03, 2010, 07:22 pm
And apparently only three fingers... ;)


So you're obviously the "Simpsons" Doctor ;)


Scarfwearer in the Simpsons!! Now there's a thought :D

KB

chriskingbees

It is a quiet day here at KB towers, so I give you;

The Simpsons, with special guest:

The Scarfwearer

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Thank you
KB


Scarfwearer

Loving it! You've got the nose just perfect ;)

Crispin