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 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 09:28
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Ok so it's now 77 hours and I reckon they'll go right through Xmas (after all the battery normally keeps a watch going for a couple of years). So we've established the feasibility of the battery life, what's next is to miniaturize the remote switch/battery holder for fitting into carriages etc. I'll have to wait until January for the remote tea lights to arrive before I can do that but It's already looking good as a cheap way to have lighting on a dc layout (and no worry about having to compensate for dimming when the speed drops in carriages) also no wiring into accessory bus wires. Watch this space.

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 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 11:05
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I reckon you're just starting on the slippery slope down to the "Dark Side", Ian!:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:

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 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 11:47
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I hope not mate this is a not too subtle sabotage plot.

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 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 09:37
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101 hours .. it's like obsessing about paint drying!

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 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 16:05
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Just bought a set of 50 warm white Leds with a 4.5V power supply (3 x AA battery holder even includes batteries) reduced to clear at either £1.50 or £3.00 from Tesco - may be paying another visit later :whatever:.

Now 4.5 volts is an interesting value - looking at your arduino you may have the option to change between 5.0V and 3.3V, so using this supply there is the opportunity to give the dark side a real good trip out.

Paul

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 Posted: 22 Dec 2017 15:11
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131.../... 157 hours

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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 09:48
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Ok the flickering tea lights lasted 229 consecutive hours and the tiny led strips are still on after 350hrs so it will be interesting to see how long the remote controlled lights will work. The plan ... attache the led strips to the remote tea light bases (on route from China) for use on layouts to illuminate buildings/carriages etc ... the cost approx 50p per light strip.

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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 10:36
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.......and all done without an Arduino in sight! A sort of "anti-Dark side" project, well done Ian, and there I was beginning to think you might be another new MERG recruit!:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:


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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 11:16
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I have to confess Keith I did buy a 'hard dinna you know' kit but when I opened the box I got a blinding headache so not been back to it yet ... shhhhh don't tell Paul

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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 11:43
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I have to confess that mine is still in the box in front of me as I type! My "Skills" (if that's the right word!) lie in my hands rather than between my ears! I'll get there, someday!:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:

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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 11:55
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The positive side to this Keith is we've taken 2 off the market and saved some other poor dellusional persons from falling into the void

Ian vt :faint:



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 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 12:07
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:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:

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