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Clear Out - lights done, so it's done...

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by SwissGuy, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. SwissGuy

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    Made a little detour today after picking up my kids and had some fun on a BMX track in one of Berlins many parks. I will link a ride video as soon as I'm done editing it. But in the meantime I have a new contender for the final pic:
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  2. SwissGuy

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    Ride video is up...
    The boys and I had a lot of fun and the rear wheel needs some retruing now... ;-)
     
  3. OddJob

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    Nice! Great ride vid location.
     
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  4. kingfish254

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    You take it off any sweet jumps?????

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  5. Klunkruiser

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  6. toro1978

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    :bigsmile:
    I risk that even without jumping it (174cm on a 28" bike).
     
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  7. SwissGuy

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    Ähem, no jumping obstacles with a bike without suspension at my age anymore... :whistle:
    Thanks a lot...:grin:
    186cm...
     
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  8. SwissGuy

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    I finally unearthed my soldering iron and some random electronics stuff:
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    Mainly with these parts I will try to finally get the lights working before the days get shorter and this BO is over...
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    I don't know if the powerbank fits into the little toolbox, but I will find out as soon as the wife is gone for the theatre and I'm able to sneak of into the basement... ;-)
     
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  9. toro1978

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    A power bank as a power source for the lighting? This is a great idea! You just connect plus and minus?
     
  10. SwissGuy

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    Eggsactly!
    The great thing is, it's (almost) the same voltage as it comes from a dynamo, so you can use standard bike lights and bulbs, or as I do replacement leds. And to connect the cabling to the powerbank you just need to strip down a standard USB cable and use the red and black wires in it. Then connect a switch to it and done.
    Easy as that... :)

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  11. toro1978

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    Haha this is awesome and easy enough for me! Also much smaller size than a moped/motorcycle battery.
     
  12. SwissGuy

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    I used powerbanks several times during my time as propsmaster to put lights into mobile theatrical props like handbags, suitcases, hats, ...

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  13. SwissGuy

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    I got it basically working, but now I have to figure out a way to insulate one of the lights from the frame, or I will short out the complete system, as on one light + is the frame, on the other the frame is —...
    But that's something I can try to solve tomorrow or next week, because I have no powerbank yet, that fits into the toolbox. I will need to get a smaller one next week...
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  14. SwissGuy

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    It took the usual rat-engineering skills, some soldering, shrink tubing and tape, but it finally worked out...

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    So now I can really call this project done!


    (Or as much done as a rat can be....)

    (And I still need smaller powerbank.)
     
  15. SwissGuy

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    Today I found this little powerbank. I payed 3,99 €, so even together with the leds this build set me back less then 5.– €
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    and it fits perfectly inside the toolbox
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    the little switch
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    and lights on
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  16. SwissGuy

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    And while in the basement, I gave the location another try, this time with some extra lights...
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    Here's an unedited best of:
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  17. The Renaissance Man

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    Love it!
     
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