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  1. Thanks, Mr. Strydur - Yes, the same resistor...

    Thanks, Mr. Strydur -

    Yes, the same resistor that you sell.
    If the ends are accidentally swapped does the resistor still function as designed? Asking for a friend.

    Cheers,
    - M.
  2. LuxDrive Dynaohm Variable Resistor + and -

    Hello from moldy Seattle!

    Another one for the W.O.O.F.'s:

    Just noticed the label on the LuxDrive 20 mA Variable Resistors indicate plus / in and minus / out legs. Never looked that closely....
  3. Thanks, FJK! You always come through! The...

    Thanks, FJK! You always come through!

    The leftmost section looks like the prototype acrylic discs - for the Blue tooth module - that you mentioned. Is that correct?
    Mr. Finehout said they're...
  4. Pics of CFX chassis builds w/ acrylic chassis discs

    Hello from soggy Seattle!

    I was looking for example pics of a chassis build using a CFX, all-thread, aluminum spacers, acrylic discs, and - especially - how the wiring is routed from the sides of...
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    Thanks, FJK, for the help! (The point about...

    Thanks, FJK, for the help!
    (The point about reflashing the board is something I wouldn't have considered ...)
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    Thanks jbkuma, as always, for your advice!

    Thanks jbkuma, as always, for your advice!
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    Mr. Plecter's Breadboard Setup Analysis

    Hello from Seattle!

    Mr. Plecter has a great test setup that I wanted to shamelessly copy (see screen capture below from imgbb).

    They're from his youtube video "CFX Update Firmware."
    ...
  8. Thanks, FJK. I'll look for it!

    Thanks, FJK. I'll look for it!
  9. Thanks, FJK. I'm thinking of building one as a...

    Thanks, FJK.

    I'm thinking of building one as a Christmas gift for my nephew. Think they'll be ready by then?

    Cheers!
    - Mike
  10. Internal Chassis Setup for CFX (or NB) and BT909 w Breakout Board

    Ahoy from Smoky Seattle!

    Anyone recommend an internal chassis setup using a CFX and the BT909 with the breakout board?

    Will an acrylic chassis disc combination work?

    Thanks, as always!
    ...
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    Interpretation of Wiring Diagrams

    Hello from Seattle!

    Another question from a bright young engineer-wannabe, for the Wise Ones Of the Forum (W.O.O.F., "You have the parts, we have the smarts").

    The wiring diagram detail shown...
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    Thanks, darth_chasm - much obliged. Would an...

    Thanks, darth_chasm - much obliged.

    Would an Arduino Uno from a Starter Kit work?
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    Thanks! We have arduino kits, but I want to...

    Thanks!

    We have arduino kits, but I want to avoid any more complicating steps - she's looking at it more simply.

    The neopixel strips haven't been soldered to the PCB (she just has the two...
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    Thanks, Darth. What's the voltage? I'm not...

    Thanks, Darth.

    What's the voltage? I'm not sure what load to use ...

    Best regards,
    - Mike
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    Testing Neopixel Strips

    Hello from Seattle!

    My students and I have begun building a neopixel saber.

    We've assembled the paired neopixel strips, as Madcow demonstrates in his excellent video, Plecter Pixel Blade...
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    Thanks, Light Bringer! - That would be very...

    Thanks, Light Bringer! -

    That would be very useful.
    The topic needs the back and forth of a conversation. I'll drop you a note this weekend, if that's OK.

    -Mike
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    More comments to come, FJK, but first: do you...

    More comments to come, FJK, but first: do you have another link to the Clan X video?

    "Video unavailable
    This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright...
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    Wiring Strategy / Internal Design

    Ahoy from Seattle !


    1. My students are struggling with wiring.
    Problem: many of their wiring looms won’t fit inside a hilt without damaging a connection or component.


    2. Our...
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    Thanks, Darth Chasm! Excellent point - the...

    Thanks, Darth Chasm! Excellent point - the extractor fan is a must.
    And as I mentioned in my post to Light Bringer, please look for a new post from me - soon, I hope - with student questions on...
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    Thanks, Light Bringer! I appreciate your advice!...

    Thanks, Light Bringer! I appreciate your advice!
    And please look for a new post from me - soon, I hope - with student questions on wiring strategy ... your input would be invaluable.
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    lead-free vs leaded solder?

    Ahoy from Seattle!

    Any preferences between leaded (60/40) vs. lead-free solder?
    I hear leaded solder works better, but haven't looked into it.

    Parents ask that I don't use leaded solder...
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    Thanks, Jay-gon Jinn and jbkuma! I knew the wise...

    Thanks, Jay-gon Jinn and jbkuma!
    I knew the wise and experienced masters would come up with something. I'll ask X-wingband for a pic for reference.

    There's a plastics fabrication company here in...
  23. Thanks for the wisdom! It all makes sense,...

    Thanks for the wisdom!
    It all makes sense, especially the part about repairing mistakes.

    Not that we make mistakes in the classroom, of course.
  24. Why Solder to Top of Pad Rather Than Inserting Wire Through the Pad Hole?

    Hello from smoky Seattle.

    Student question that I can't answer:
    why solder wires to the top of a pad rather than inserting the wire end into the pad hole and soldering like that?
    To save space...
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    I never thought of that - thanks for the...

    I never thought of that - thanks for the reminder!

    Being able to view the innards is the idea, and that would work fine. And it's cheap!
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