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80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 02/18/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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Monday, 18 February 2019
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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
This one is the final one for the present. It achieves what I set out to achieve. The following text is taken from the sketch. FastLED with state control. Uses millis(xx) instead of delay(xx) for "multitasking" the Arduino so that more same-time operations can be added at a later date. Delay(xx) locks the Arduino until end of delay period. This sketch has a number of functions as coded here: 1. leds_1 - High intensity flashing AMBER light controller for turn indicators. No sketch switch detection is required. 2. leds_2 - Low intensity RED flashing light controller for Tail light. A High intensity solid RED light overide controller for brakes applied. Sketch switch detection is provided, Will return HIGH when pressed. A solid RED colur is applied to leds_2 while braking is On. 3. A High intensity WHITE flashing light controller for day time front lighting. No sketch switch detection required here. 4. A future intention is to include two high intensity solid WHITE lights for general use - interior, reverse. No sketch switch detection required. This one is not coded here. Where no sketch detection is required, DPDT hardware switches will route Arduino output and an external 5V power source to the appropriate LED strip(s). Some time in the future I might write classes for the controllers. Compiled and tested on Arduino Uno but should also work on a Nano.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/vk3ckc_flasher_V1.04.ino

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Re: Lighting

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Have now got a working Arduino LED light controller in demo mode with 3 LED bars attached. There is still a little code tidying required before I upload the sketch and I can provide some assistance if you wish to customise anything.

Features:

1. Left and Right Turn Indicators. Can be easily modified for hazard flashers with non-programmed external switch.
2. Tail/Brake Light. Flashes low intensity for tail light and is replaced with solid high intensity with a programmed brake light switch detection.
3. Static white light for other uses such as reversing, interior (programmed for flashing at the moment). Could be easily changed for front "running" lights with minor code changes.

If one is so inclined, one can easily add multi-colour, multi-pattern eye-catching display lighting using one of the many Arduino sketches available from the Internet. This is something I will add to my Warrior trike for the O'Keefe Challenge in April.

So, what is stopping you having your own unique bike/trike lighting?

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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.03.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
A third file in the series towards what I want. This one independently flashes 3 x 8-LED RGB WS2812 LED strips. The Red (reduced in intensity) and Amber from V1.02 are still there, with some timing changes, and there has been an additional strip flashing White. I now need to attach a switch to the Red controller to select between High/Low intensity (Tail/Brake) and another switch to the White one for On/Off and remove its flashing operation. Ah, the sweet smell of success.

You can access this file at the URL:
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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.02.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
This one flashes 2 individual 8-LED WS2812 LED strips, one all Red, the other all Amber, at two different on/off timing sequences. V1.03 is still to come once I work it out.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/vk3ckc_flasher_V1.02.ino

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File: vk3ckc_flasher_V1.01.ino

Uploaded By: Kevin Crockett

Description:
This is a bare bones Arduino file that will flash a WS2812 LED strip with and amber colour. Can be used for indicators. These LEDs are too bright to look directly into for any length of time. Of course, you can customise it to use as a flashing tail light or flashing front lights if you wish.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/pedalradio/files/vk3ckc_flasher_V1.01.ino

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The Groups.io Team

80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 02/11/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 02/04/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 01/28/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 01/21/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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Re: Lighting

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I fiddled a bit with a sketch and very easily managed to change it to a flashing indicator display. Had to experiment with colour to get what was suitable but it quickly fell into place. Only a small step to a two-light-level tail/stop lamp and a couple of logic things and it is sorted.

Easy!

Lighting

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Have you ever been perplexed about what sort of lighting to purchase for your trike or bike? There are so many types, sizes, running voltage, running current, effectiveness, mounting requirements, etc., to consider and I find the need to have a number of small batteries and having to check them decidedly annoying. In short, there is a requirement for a "better mousetrap".

I purchased a number of RGB WS2812 8-LED strips and a couple of 1m lengths WS2812 strips for testing. Although I had a couple of Arduino Uno boards, I also bought an Arduino Nano. I tried a downloaded Arduino sketch using the FastLED library but I couldn't get the Nano to run it for some reason. I loaded the same thing to a Uno that has run other sketches and it runs perfectly. The LEDs run off 5V which leads to one power source for all lights.

The exercise has proved completely successful and I have an 8-LED demo running a wide variety of colours and displays from a USB battery bank at 90mA.

My plan is to use WS2812 LEDs for everything except headlight use - tail light (low intensity), stop light (high intensity), turn indicators, body interior lighting and display lighting with whatever colour, intensity and pattern takes my fancy. The 8-LED strips will be generally put them in a small Jiffy box, replacing the lid with a diffusing panel. I do have a couple of plastic panels that can be used for this.

There are plenty of examples of using WS2812 LEDs on the Internet.

If you get experimenting, please post your results here.

80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 01/14/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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Re: Ride: Thursday, Jan 10.

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

Am in Ballarat on Thursday.

Ride: Thursday, Jan 10.

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Leaving Axedale around 8.30am to then leave Lake Weeroona about 9.30am for the Long Gully MensShed - near the Long Gully BP servo, Eaglehawk Road. Only a few kilometres along the Long Gully Trail. I am a member but anyone is welcome as a visitor. Stay there for an hour or so, and return.

80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 01/07/2019 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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Re: Ride: Sat, January 5, 2019.

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

A good ride yesterday - despite the rain. It was 55km for Lloyd and Kevin. Robert, VK3BSZ, joined us from Lake Weeroona to Howard Street, Epsom. Four of us, at least, got wet and I really need to make some mudguards. One doesn't often get a chance to ride in the wet but my arms are right in the firing line from the tyres. The back wheel also needs a guard to stop wet sand and other muck from being thrown forward onto parts not designed for the catching of such stuff.

Ride: Sat, January 5, 2019.

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Kevin and Lloyd leaving Axedale around 8.30am, joined by Graeme at Mayfair Park around 9.40am, arrive Lake Weeroona around 10am, joined by Trevor for a coffee, then head to Epsom, then Wellsford Forest to Rifle Butts and heading for home.

Would be interested in having more join us.

80m Net - 3.668MHz - Mon, 12/31/2018 7:00pm-7:30pm #cal-reminder

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Re: New Technology

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Added an image of the near completed "Hilgo" gear change mechanism , with some comments, to the Trio photo album. Slowly, but surely, getting there.