Electrical Wire For My Range Finder Issues:


tbone9600

Active Hunter
Here is a set up I put together. It is all contained in the RF and runs off watch batteries. I used a wiring diagram I found for model railroad crossing flashers and built and added in a mercury tilt switch. It isn't the prettiest but it works and no one sees the inside anyway.

My circuit 008.JPG
 

Dha Syntir

Active Hunter
Wow, that looks really complicated-well for me anyway. Plus I'd never be able to work with the really small pieces that fit inside the RF...Or does it just look complicated due to it's cramped quarters? I think I'm starting to pick this stuff up, albeit a bit slowly than others it seems. Hey, at least I've not gotten zapped recently-that's a plus and a step in the right direction! :lol:

 

tbone9600

Active Hunter
It was a little complicated trying to assemble it on the small board. I ended up re-doing it about 5 or 6 times, probably, because I'd get too much solder here or there, miss a wire somewhere, or put an LED in backwards.The lights alternate... maybe a little fast, but I think it kinda looks cool. The attached image is the diagram I used. I added the extra LED on the bottom to light up the targeting screen. I'd give credit to whoever made it but I don't remember where I found i, so whoever it is thanks. I have a video of it on my website in the costumes section. I also have a tutorial for a fairly cheap servo set up. It is wired though, but you don't have to worry about someone else using the same radio frequency and making your RF go up/down when you are near them if you go with a remote system.

It looks like both lights are on in the picture but they aren't.

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bpwmd

Hunter
ive tried putting this together on a bread board numerous times. going over the diagram with scrutiny, but alas i cant get it to work. only one LED comes on and it doesnt switch or blink. i have tested all thecomponents too... no luck, any chance youcould give me a hand?


It was a little complicated trying to assemble it on the small board. I ended up re-doing it about 5 or 6 times, probably, because I'd get too much solder here or there, miss a wire somewhere, or put an LED in backwards.The lights alternate... maybe a little fast, but I think it kinda looks cool. The attached image is the diagram I used. I added the extra LED on the bottom to light up the targeting screen. I'd give credit to whoever made it but I don't remember where I found i, so whoever it is thanks. I have a video of it on my website in the costumes section. I also have a tutorial for a fairly cheap servo set up. It is wired though, but you don't have to worry about someone else using the same radio frequency and making your RF go up/down when you are near them if you go with a remote system.

It looks like both lights are on in the picture but they aren't.
 

Jc27

Well-Known Hunter
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If only one of your red LEDs is on, then you may have a problem with one of your transistors or one of the resistors that is connected to a transistor.
 
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