Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hello from Ireland!!

Hey guys. I am in Ireland this week. Hanging out with family and having a good time.
I will be back in the states sometime next week. Keep building and have fun folks.!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

SPDT idea

Jerry Chevalier asked:
Has anyone ever come up with a board or a way to handle an auto switching source of power?

For example: I am plugged into a AC outlet. If I unplug the AC and the master switch is on then it reverts to battery power?

If I am on battery and I connect back up to AC then it shuts off the battery source. A UPS board sounded like it would work but I haven’t had too much success with that

I decided to take on this challenge and came up with the following wiring design.

I am not sure this will work, and I am looking for validation. There are a few versions of this on the message board, but this is the final version.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Southern Builders Meeting

Dan, Steele, and I got on the road around 6am on Saturday morning 10/13. We made it to Jacksonville, FL just a few minutes after noon. It was a long drive but worth the effort.

My droid is still having some issues with my center foot casters. They are binding up pretty bad.

Still have lots of things going on, so build time has been reduced drastically. I hope to get back to working on things in November.