New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by 12thdoctor, May 15, 2009, 09:49 pm
Quote from: davidpk212 board=build thread=1147233461 post=1150216862using a bit of computer jiggery-pokery...
Quote from: DarthMoose74 on Feb 22, 2010, 03:56 pmThere are a variety of ways to do your lamp on top, blinking is easy but to get the right amount of fade on and off how do you do it?
Quote from: DarthMoose74 on Feb 23, 2010, 04:20 amPS My friend has a KITT car
Quote from: wayne venomous on Aug 31, 2010, 10:24 amJust been reading through this thread - as it started way before I joined I'll add a couple of ideas which I'm going to be using on my Daughter's half size TARDIS. I'm making the flasher unit a little simpler as I'm stuck for time and it's very much a tight budget build.Power supply for 12 volt:I'm using a camping inverter i.e. it's a transformer that converts 240 volt AC mains to 12 volt DC so you can run 12 volt cool boxes etc with a mains hook-up (maximum 7 amps). They're normally less than £10 from camping and caravan supplies shops.Sound recorder:I know mentioned on the video that the digital sound recorder was around $35 but a personal CD player can be bought for around £8 from somewhere like Asda (UK Wal Mart equivalent). As it happens I've got loads of old car stereos lying around (I rewire classic cars for a living) so I was planning to use one of those for the sound effects.Sound to light converter:Have you ever tried connecting an LED directly to the sound output of a CD player or similar? Crank up the sound a little and you'll find the LED actually flashes in time to the sound! The power output is just enough to power one LED and probably wouldn't be enough to power lots of LEDs but that's easily sorted, just put a light dependant resistor on the end of that LED and it will control another circuit that you can connect lots of LEDs to.I'll be putting this up on my build thread when I'm at that stage. I'm still putting the wooden exterior together at the moment.
Quote from: superrichi1a on Aug 31, 2010, 09:12 pmWayne, I'm sorry to say this, but you are a genius!