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Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-13-2018
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BadAndy: Super duper solar setup you came up...

BadAndy: Super duper solar setup you came up with. Since you have access to
laser cut metalwork, you can design things any way you want. I especially like your use of the Rasperry Pi machines. ...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-02-2017
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Megacharger and super charger power sources?

Badandy:
I'd love to hear how Tesla gets the power to run their "Supercharger" sites.
I know they cover them with solar panels and have on-site battery storage.
Some of those charging islands have...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-02-2017
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BIG ELECTRIC TRUCKS

Hey Badandy:

The trucks that were at the demo were day cab trucks with max theoretical range of 500mi at full load, but who drives trucks at full load all day ( long haul is my guess)? The part...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-01-2017
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Posted By technomage99
Tesla parts for a classic wanderlodge

HI BADANDY:

I follow with interest your adventures customizing your coach. The addition of lithium batteries is a nice touch.

Along the line of lithium batteries, there seem to be many folks...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-16-2017
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Posted By technomage99
Electronic technology in schenzhen china

Andy, James, Bruce and the gang: I stumbled across this video on YouTube by a South African expat who lives in China. He got a guided tour of some of the technology available in Schenzhen's market....
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-16-2017
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Posted By technomage99
SMT STAINLESS MASKS

Andy, Bruce, and James:

I watched the toaster oven YouTube video and the next one that followed
and it looked like magic!

I just want to understand it right:
The boards and parts all look...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-16-2017
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Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
STAINLESS STEEL STENCIL?

Andy: Do you have a pic of the SS stencil? Is it for the whole board, or just
a lil something on a handle to use in the small area you are working?
Can't quite picture what something useful...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-16-2017
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Posted By technomage99
STAINLESS STEEL FOIL

James (propellanttech):

Stainless steel foil for circuit boards???

If so, tell us lots more about that.

I just never saw anyone using that for a pc conductor.
Pros and cons etc.?

Like...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-16-2017
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Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
LOOKS GOOD ANDY

I see you populated your custom board. Hopefully all the solder melted properly and you didn't put things in the wrong places (or backwards) because they are so tiny. Your board vendor did...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-09-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
LIKE YOUR PCB APPROACH

Andy: Do you get any sleep? With all the fabrication and re-fabrication of
stuff on your coach, having time to do "restful" electronicky design and construction has gotta be a treat.

Do you...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-06-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
A/C UNITS

Andy:
Those units you got look like standard window unit insides with the foam duct on the end. They do look pretty tall. I wonder what the "list" price for new is/was? RVers just don't get a...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-24-2017
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Posted By technomage99
OLDE ROOF A/C UNIT +

Andy:
If those units sat unused for a long time who knows what deteriorating mischief occurs inside the compressors of if the refrigerant has managed to leak out somehow? Yeah, they don't have...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-24-2017
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Posted By technomage99
TENT OVER CONDENSING UNIT

Randy:
That tent idea over the condensing unit(s) will put some money back in your pocket and maybe keep some debris out of the fins. Direct sunlight doesn't do those units any favors.

I'm...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-23-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
SIX BAD COMPRESSORS -- EGAD!

Randy: What brand were those failure prone mini-splits?
Barring a recurrent installation error or power surges, that is an awful track record.

When I installed my home A/C system (utilizing the...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-09-2017
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Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
Hvac split system in a wanderlodge?

Has anyone you know managed to adapt one of those Samsung, Panasonic, etc. split systems neatly into an RV or bus conversion. I just wonder where the outside compressor/condenser unit should go w/o...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-09-2017
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Posted By technomage99
LP SENSOR

Hi Badandy:
I differ as to the $$ worth of parts in that little box. On Amazon and at Banggood you can get bags of those parts for cheep.

I just did a quick scan of products on Amazon and Ebay....
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 07-09-2017
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Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
LP SENSOR

GEE Badandy:
That fridge sensor looks pretty grubby. Doesn't seem as though there is much to it. Let's see, a 555, some resistors and capacitors, a transistor, and that "sensor". Nothing high...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-20-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST TRIP +

Andy: You find things to do (and do em) faster than I.

I liked the shot of your doggie's head out the side window. Our lab Ollie is a "diesel dog" who goes nuts! when he hears the CAT engine...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 06-02-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
VOLT BATTERY PACK

Andy:
KUDOS! on your battery project!

How did you learn so much about the Volt battery pack?
Then somehow you found one. The technicals I would figure GM holds close to chest. Anyway, why...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-29-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
Rf remote led dimmer control pairing!

Badandy:
I think I found the answer to the 11 key RF remote LED dimmer question.
There is at least one YouTube video and there is the data sheet from
SuperBrightLeds. SuperBright is not the...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-27-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
RF REMOTE CONTROLS (not dimming)

Andy (and others who may be interested):
For applications that you just want to control via RF remote:
I bought multiple 6 channel remote controls/transmitters from BANGGOOD.COM. The receivers ...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-27-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
LED STRIPS

HI Andy:
A good find!

You might have fallen onto a pretty good deal for high brightness LED strips that include an aluminum mounting channel and polycarbonate diffuser. The fact that they are...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-08-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
ANDY'S PT35 LED CONVERSION

HI Andy:
Dunno if your coach has the 4' tubes for overhead "bounce" lighting like my 89SP. The 12v ballasts are pitiful. So are all the ballasts and lamps for ALL the smaller fixtures. If any...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 03-29-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
YOUR VOLT BATTERY PROJECT

ANDY: So that's what the batteries of an older VOLT look like.
If I remember right from the Chevy website, the BOLT is the EV and the
VOLT is the hybrid (correct me if I am wrong). I have been...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 03-25-2017
Replies: 934
Views: 73,178
Posted By technomage99
ELECTRONIC vs non-ELECTRONIC clocks

Stick:
The ol "double-dinger" mechanical clock we used to use to get my step son
up and off to school. These days, my wife can't sleep with annoying sounds and we wouldn't remember to wind the...
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