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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:21 pm

I guess you all know.. im a noob just like others here..
And for us noobs.. and for us that are not.. here is some good crap that you will all like..

Try them out and tell me how you feel now..

1. How to hook up L.E.D.'s
This is a calculator that you tell the system how bright you want the L.E.D. by inputing the (MA) value.. (miliamp) and what your power source is (voltage) and what power your L.E.D. needs to be lit up.. Then how many L.E.D.s you plan to use.. and this will tell you what resister and show you a picture of it.. so that you know what it looks like when selecting one to add to your experiment.

here is the link.
http://ledcalc.com

2. How to hook batterys in series or parallel
here is the link
http://www.zbattery.com/seriesparallel.html

3. How to read capacitor codes
here is the link
http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Capacitor_codes

4. Schematic Symbols for electronics... this shows you what they look like and what they mean.. so if you dont know much about electronics.. this will help you a bunch.
here is the link
http://library.thinkquest.org/10784/circuit_symbols.html

5. Another page of Schematic Symbols for electronicshere is the link
http://www.tpub.com/gunners/128.htm

6. Electronic Acronyms.. ever wonder what an electronic abbreviation was? well this will show you.
here is the link
http://www.interfacebus.com/Engineering_Acronyms_M.html

7. Electronic parts that you will like.
here is the link
http://www.hobbytron.com/ElectronicPartsandComponents.html

8. Hundreds of science fair projects

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

9. Electronic circuit diagrams for the hobbiest

http://www.sentex.ca/~mec1995/

10. How to hook up L.E.D.s reference

http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html

11. Basic concepts of electricity

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/5.html

12. Resister Color code calculator

http://www.ealnet.com/m-eal/resistor/resistor.htm

13. Free online Electronics course

http://www.hobby-electronics.info/course/html/ch01.html

14. Figure out how long a battery will last calculator

http://www.nexergy.com/capacity-calculator.htm

15. Milliamp hour explained for dummys like me

http://www.batteryspecialists.com/mah.htm

16. Voltage Drop Calculator

http://www.altronix.com/app_notes/calc.php

17. Voltage signs for your guns.. other signs here too. (Labels)

http://www.compliancesigns.com/ADE-1055.shtml

18. TurboCharging Sprinkler valves

http://www.privatedata.com/byb/aircannons/Turbocharging_Sprinkler_Valves.html

19. Electronic Acuated Solenoid Sniper Rifle

http://members.aol.com/sph911/spud/electronic.html

20. How spudguns work

http://www.howstuffworks.com/spud-gun.htm/printable

21. Radio controlled switch for electric guns from junk

http://www.angelfire.com/80s/sixmhz/rcphone.html

22. Cheap plastic for your guns

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/category.asp?catalog_name=USPlastic&Category_Name=13666&Page=1&clickid=topnav&cookie%5Ftest=1

23. Good spudding info

http://www.advancedspuds.com/

those are some of my bookmarks.. i have others.. but these help me alot.. i hope that they help you guys too..

Thanks for viewing..
Scott
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:25 pm

cool, nice job posting all the sites into one topic. very convenient.

suggestion: If you aren't short on time, it would probably be nice if you could link the addresses to the sites. it would help out that much more.

again, nice job!
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:33 pm

I think that this deserves a sticky :)
Also it reminds me of electricity class this year.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:34 pm

i did link them.. but seems to not be working for some reason.. see the link marks above?
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:36 pm

oh, its suppost to be [url=web adress]text you want shown[/url]
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:37 pm

This should definitely get a sticky. Thanks a lot scott i am the worst at electronics. Yea and fix the links :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:45 pm

i tried to fix it.. its not working.. can a mod fix this?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:52 pm

Heh, this is great stuff. I learned mostly through the internet before I started being taught formally, so I definitely can say from experience, I approve!

Do you think mabye www.powerlabs.org should be on there for good measure?
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:12 pm

Look at this!

Howstuffworks website wrote:At the touch of a button, an explosion hurls a projectile hundreds of feet at close to 400 miles (643.7 km) per hour, obliterating a target [source: Burnt Latke].


400 miles an hour? Really, well then there is an obvious mistake.

After doing simple calculation, i concluded that using an average of 300 fps for a metered propane combustion cannon, (converting to hours by multiplying 300 * 60 * 60 then divide the product by 5,280 and that gets 204.5 miles per hour) i got that the speed is actually 204 mph, which is a big difference compared to 400 mph.

But they said this info was taken from burnt latke? I'm sure that there wouldnt be wrong info (but we all do make mistakes)

Yes i know there are guns that can achieve that speed (SCTBDC)sp?) but that is not available to the common public.

So yet again we have misleading information. Anyone else concur?
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:34 pm

lickmycrotch.. lol.. just read your name.. ha ha
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:30 am

@Likimycrotch I agree...you math is right any way...I wonder if that was a typo....

Nice job with the web site Scott... if this thread could be move to the how to section or the construction section I think it will be easier for new guys to find...

...oh yeah and a sticky would be nice...
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:55 am

Its great!

Btw, am I the only one seeing this instead of normals URLS?:
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here is the link.
[url]http://ledcalc.com[/url]


each link is like that
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:59 am

I think thats just the way he posted it...I see them too...
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:05 am

will it let you click on the links? cause it wont me.. but i have tried to fix it and its not fixing.. can someone fix it?
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:11 am

Remove the url from each link an it should fix it... 8)
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