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  1. RafalFett's Avatar
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    Jun 28, 2013, 1:21 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #26

    Exactly this is what I wanted to see! The correct intensity (the lowest possible) of the GoW bulb should be like this:

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    Here is my experiment with some GoW light bulbs ==> Exploring the inside of the Rangefinder (possible found part alert!) - Post #60, The best result is with 3V, but it's the incorrect bulb...
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    Jun 28, 2013, 2:43 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #27

    I could probably use a 3v battery but the GOW bulbs draw a lot of current and the battery would be dead in a matter of minutes.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 2:12 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #28

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    I could probably use a 3v battery but the GOW bulbs draw a lot of current and the battery would be dead in a matter of minutes.
    You might add a specific resistor (I'm no expert on this) to reduce the voltage to the GoW bulbs, so you won't go blind when the rangefinder is in the down position.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 9:44 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #29

    I forgot that 3v the GOW bulbs won't even light, they are actually rated for 12v, so a 3v won't work. Even with the 9v, the GOW aren't that bright. The led on my Asok kit is way brighter than the GOW bulbs.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 11:27 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #30

    So this install will REQUIRE a Honeywell switch?
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    Jun 29, 2013, 12:20 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #31

    Quote tk231 said: View Post
    So this install will REQUIRE a Honeywell switch?
    I think JC will provide the micro switch too, so you will get the whole kit which will require minimum intervention on your side (solder-free). Or something like that...
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    Jun 29, 2013, 12:25 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #32

    I know it's more accurate, and I'm sure it will be awesome.

    For some reason I had it in my head that it would be internal to the board.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 12:29 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #33

    Quote tk231 said: View Post
    I know it's more accurate, and I'm sure it will be awesome.

    For some reason I had it in my head that it would be internal to the board.
    Then you need the Asok kit, which is posted in the Cargo Hold.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 12:44 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #34

    Which would be a great solution, if I wasn't trying to use the TF topper/stalk.

    lolz
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    Jun 29, 2013, 2:03 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #35

    The kit, when its ready, will include the board with the GOW bulbs already attached, wire, the micro switch, 9v battery holder, solder less connectors, and a set of instructions.
    I am almost ready to start the sale thread. Once I get the hollow stalk from FP, I can build the mock up and write the instructions.
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    Jun 29, 2013, 3:45 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #36

    Excellent - can't wait!!!
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    Jun 29, 2013, 11:29 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #37

    Where can I get ahold of a hollow stalk? I am on the list for a GMH, and I would love to get a hollow stalk, and a light kit so I am ready for when the helmet comes in!
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    Jun 30, 2013, 1:15 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #38

    Terminal Fettler does the hollow stalks. I'm sure there are others, but that's one I know of for sure.
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    Jun 30, 2013, 1:26 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #39

    Thanks! I figure if I am going to build a helmet I might as well do it right!
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    Jun 30, 2013, 8:47 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #40

    Fettpride does hollow stalks too.
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    Jun 30, 2013, 11:17 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #41

    Which would work best with a GMH and this light kit?
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    Jun 30, 2013, 12:03 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #42

    I don't know the difference between the FP stalk and the one TF sells. You would have to contact them to find out.
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    Jul 2, 2013, 11:29 AM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #43

    UPDATE
    I will be having hip surgery at the end of the month and will be on the shelf for 2-3 months. I'm hoping to get my stalk before then so I can make the mock up and write the instructions. Once I'm up and walking I will start building the boards for a few kits and start figuring out how much these will cost.
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    Jul 2, 2013, 12:15 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #44

    Sorry to hear this, JC! I hope everything is well and the surgery will be a quick one without complications. You are needed here!
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    Jul 2, 2013, 12:48 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #45

    Thanks Raf, that means a lot. I have the same procedure on the other hip 2 years ago and it was 3 months before I was up and moving without crutches. At least I will have time to work on some more circuits and some arduino sketches.
    So give me your honest opinion (I can take criticism), what do you think of the TF kit? Anything I should change? I can probably lower the brightness of the GOW bulbs with a resistor, I just have to figure out the value.
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    Jul 2, 2013, 1:13 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #46

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Thanks Raf, that means a lot. I have the same procedure on the other hip 2 years ago and it was 3 months before I was up and moving without crutches. At least I will have time to work on some more circuits and some arduino sketches.
    You'll have more 'me' time.

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    So give me your honest opinion (I can take criticism), what do you think of the TF kit? Anything I should change? I can probably lower the brightness of the GOW bulbs with a resistor, I just have to figure out the value.
    If you resolve the brightness issue then you will have an awesome setup! Maybe you will try (in the near future) a more accurate version (for the accurate nuts), the one that is installed inside the helmet and is not limited to the small size of the RF interior. I would like to see that one day...
  22. Jul 2, 2013, 1:15 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #47

    Yeah, good luck with the op JC. If you need a hollow stalk for your prototyping shoot me a PM and I'll send one your way...
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    Jul 2, 2013, 5:28 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #48

    Eek!

    Take care of yourself, JC. We is all rootin' for ya.
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    Jul 2, 2013, 5:40 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #49

    Thanks, man. As soon as I'm able I will get going on this thing, hopefully you guys will like it.
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    Jul 3, 2013, 3:35 PM - Re: Terminal Fettler (and FP) light kit #50

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Thanks Raf, that means a lot. I have the same procedure on the other hip 2 years ago and it was 3 months before I was up and moving without crutches. At least I will have time to work on some more circuits and some arduino sketches.
    So give me your honest opinion (I can take criticism), what do you think of the TF kit? Anything I should change? I can probably lower the brightness of the GOW bulbs with a resistor, I just have to figure out the value.
    Get well soon Brother take care

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