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by Zedsquared
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Setup and operating help
Topic: Base LED states
Replies: 1
Views: 2711

Base LED states

What do the different coloured flashes of the middle base LED mean?
Blue is "Bluetooth command received" I know but I've seen green flashing too, just after levitating, usually.
Are there other posible states?

Cheers,
Robin.
by Zedsquared
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Setup and operating help
Topic: Not floating level
Replies: 1
Views: 2842

Not floating level

Hi Tony,
my relay (kit assembled by me) has a distinct list to one side. I'd say one end is about 10 mm closer to the base than the other, where should I be looking to fix this?

Cheers,
Robin.
by Zedsquared
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Assembly instructions - kit version
Topic: Cathode mapping weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 4010

Re: Cathode mapping weirdness

Alas it seems that cathode remapping doesn't survive a power cycle... This would be *extremely* handy IMHO ... do you have EEPROM space in either of the pics to save this?

Cheers,
Robin.
by Zedsquared
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Assembly instructions - kit version
Topic: Cathode mapping weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 4010

Re: Cathode mapping weirdness

I have a properly mapped clock now :)

For the benefit of any other IN-8-2 kit builders that may follow, the magic incantation is:

0x13$PSU,8,07,12,34,56,89,,08***

Cheers,
Robin.
by Zedsquared
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Assembly instructions - kit version
Topic: Cathode mapping weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 4010

Re: Cathode mapping weirdness

Ah, thanks Tony, that expains it, I'll have a try when I get back from work. Also, TBH, the entire protocol explanation needs some filling in and consistency fixing IMHO... Some things I've guessed or found by experimenting that aren't really explicit in the documentation: You'll need a terminal pro...
by Zedsquared
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Assembly instructions - kit version
Topic: Cathode mapping weirdness
Replies: 6
Views: 4010

Cathode mapping weirdness

Hi Tony, I've built my relay with IN-8-2 tubes and am having trouble getting the cathode mapping right, either I don't understand the command properly or I've got them plugged in wrong, or both! Here's whats happening: First I send $13$$PSU,8,12,34,56,78,90,,08*** to make sure I'm starting with a ma...
by Zedsquared
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: 3 - Levitation base
Topic: Levitation base assembly...discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 7168

Levitation base assembly...discussion

HI Tony,
you need to circle R19 on the second article on lev base PCB assembly. If it gets missed out then it looks like the power coil doesn't get driven.

Cheers,
Robin.
by Zedsquared
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Relay 5-tube
Topic: 2 - PCB Assembly
Replies: 29
Views: 13932

Re: 2 - PCB Assembly

This should help: http://www.lasermad.com/instructions/TimeFlies/RelayIN14/RelayPCBx.jpg Yep, much clearer, thanks... Might I suggest an edit to the original text... The HV rail seems to run along *above* the transistors and I was taking "between" to mean "through the middle of"...
by Zedsquared
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Relay 5-tube
Topic: 2 - PCB Assembly
Replies: 29
Views: 13932

Re: 2 - PCB Assembly

Now a modification before going any further. There's a track connecting the HV capactiros to the main HV rail running between the MMBTA92 transistors here: It's under the resistor in the picture but you can see where the PCB has been cut. Cut through this track as it's now connected to the HV suppl...
by Zedsquared
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: 3 - Levitation base
Topic: 3 - Coil Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 5443

Re: 3 - Coil Assembly

[quote="Tony"]Bolt them down using the 4x M12 countersunk bolts in Bag3 - make sure all the pieces are centred:

That'll be bag 4 ... or it was in my kit :)