Wiring up my bucket

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    Wiring up my bucket

    I am finally getting around to wiring up my bucket. First I cut out the window in my topper. Its a DP recast. Works well because 1) its hollow and 2) its what I have on hand at the moment I then replace the window with a piece of green transparent plastic. I got the plastic from a package of plastic stir sticks I got from Target for 67 cents. I then installed my homemade rangefinder circuit-



    The stalk is a hollow Bobamaker. Very durable and clean. I had to do zero prep work to it. I could easily run 2 wires down the stalk with room to spare. Highly recommended piece.

    I then cutout a spot for an activation switch in the right ear, along with a hole for the wiring to pass. I make these cuts, along with the cuts in the helmet, before painting-




    Next up is to get some fans installed to wire it all up together. I have some nice small 12V fans on hand, but they didn't feel like they were pushing a lot of air. I might try to find something else.
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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    ooooooo...niiiice...

    need a hollow RF stalk??

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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    I've got 2 12Vs in mine and they push more air than you think. Try facing one in and one out. Gives you a nice breeze effect.

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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    Spideyfett said: View Post
    ooooooo...niiiice...

    need a hollow RF stalk??
    Hmm whatcha got? I am just started another bucket, hopefully will be even better than this one. I have a stalk for it, but its pretty rough. You know what I really need, is some new ears. At least the right ear.

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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    Ok, got the fans in. The wiring isn't as neat as I would like, but I kinda hurried on it. I wanted to mount the fans so they brought outside air in, instead of just moving air around in there-



    The fans are on hinges, they fold down so's you can put it on-


    Then fold back up, once you are wearing it-

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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    Very nice work.

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    Re: Wiring up my bucket

    mrgr8ness said: View Post
    The wiring isn't as neat as I would like, but I kinda hurried on it.
    That looks pretty darn neat to me. The insides of my helmets are entire messes of wiring!:o

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