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03/30/2012
Earthmen Productions
Earthmen Productions
Dec-00-Mar-12

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: July 17, 2013

"PIC-BASED R/C PROJECTS

DIY Electric Retracts Retrofit Kit for Air Gear


"E-RETRACTS"

- Easily retrofits with many Air Gear available
- DIY Jack-Screw Actuators with bearings

- PIC-controlled H-Bridge controls 2 actuators
- Programmable "stall" learning function

- Daughter board plugs onto existing bridge

 

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Testing & Operation

Notes

WORKING!

R/C Programmable LED Sequence/Flasher

"MINI-FLASH"

- Supports 4 channels (multiple LEDs/channel)
- Maximum of 50 events per sequence

- Programmable Pattern/Rate using PC Program!
- Programmable Servo control "zones" for channels

- 800ma per channel ! (i.e. transistor outputs)

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Completed!

R/C-controlled Rotating Beacon Simulator/LED Driver

  "MINI-BEACON" 

- One Output channel (600mA max)
- Simulates visual effect of beacon

- Light ramps up, flashes, then ramps down
- Use your R/C gear (turn on/off) or set fro free-run mode

- 12 different beacon patterns to choose from (using simply jumper)

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Completed!

RC-controlled High Amperage Switch

"MAXI-SWITCH" 

- based around the PIC 12F629 microcontroller, an R/C-controlled 20+ Amp Switch

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

BETA TESTING!

R/C-controlled PC-Programmable High-Current LED Sequencer/Flasher

"MAXI-FLASH 

- Supports 4 output channels
- Maximum of 50 events per sequence

- Programmable Pattern/Rate using PC Program!
- Programmable Servo control "zones" for channels

- 20A+ per channel ! (MOSFET outputs)

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

PENDING!

Aiptek Electronic R/C Shutter Switch !

"AIPAXE"

- Controls shutter on Aiptek Digitial cameras using your R/C gear
- User-programmable trigger point/direction
- Small footprint, fits inside camera

- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Completed!

R/C Programmable LED Sequence/Flasher

"PRO-FLASH"

- Supports 8 channels (multiple LEDs/channel)
- Maximum of 100 events per sequence

- Programmable Pattern/Rate using PC Program!
- Programmable Servo control "zones" for channels

- 800ma per channel ! (i.e. transistor outputs)

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Sorry...

Discontinued

    R/C Programmable LED Sequencer and LiPo Voltage Monitor

"MINI-VOLT"

- Supports 3 channels (multiple LEDs/channel)
- Maximum of 50 events per sequence

- Programmable Pattern/Rate using PC Program!
- Programmable Servo control "zones" for channels

- 800ma per channel ! (i.e. transistor outputs)

- Programmable LiPo Cutoff/Warning Voltage (3s-5s)

- Flashes All LEDs fast as a visual warning

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

BETA TESTING!
R/C Glitch Analyzer/Counter
"RC-Gotcha"

- Servo pulse analyzer/discriminator
- Employs unique "Glitch" algorithm
- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Working...
R/C Servo Reverser
"Simple-Rev"

- Simple Servo (pulse) Reverser
- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Servo Fail-Safe
"Simple-FS"

- User-programmable Fail-Safe position
- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Servo Speed Adjuster Interface

"Servo Slowdown"

- Tiny PIC-based Servo speed interface
- Variable speed via potentiometer
(Designed and coded by Kevin Goom)

Parts

Building

Testing & Operation

Notes

Completed!
(Thanks to Kevin Goom)
R/C In-Flight Data Recorder
"RC-BlackBox"

- In-Flight Data Logger/Analyzer
- RPM, Battery, Temp, Glitches, & Altitude
- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Model Finder/Locator
"Locate-Me"

- Simple and small "Model-Finder" Alarm
- Loud Piezo alarm w/ settable "Sounds"
- Integrated Beacon Flasher for nighttime

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Aerial Video Panning System
"Duo-Panner"

- 2 Axis Panning System (2 servos)
- Stick movement changes servo velocity/speed
- With Integrated "Model-Finder" Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Working...

(See Video)

R/C Tachometer
"Simple-Tach"

- Cheap but accurate Tachometer
- Uses magnet(s) and Hall-Effect sensor
- Read RPM on LCD display or Laptop

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
Automatic R/C Fueler & Fluid Level Gauge

"Simple-Fueler"

- Unique Glow Fuel Tank Level Indicator
- Uses "capacitive" plates to sense level
- Fuel Level indicated on 5 LEDs
- Interfaces to existing fuel pumps (auto-stops pump when tank is full)

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Frequency Monitor
"Freak-Mon"

- Uses a cheap, modified GWS receiver
- Integrated Frequency Synthesized Tuner
- LCD Display and Jog Dial/Buttons

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Battery Level Monitor
"Simple-Volt"

- Simple LED Voltage Monitor
- Auto Cell Detect (3s, 4s or 5s LiPo Packs)
- 2 LED Output (1-green, 1-red) & Peizo Alarm

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

BETA TESTING
R/C Twin Engine Synchronizer
"Simple-Sync"

- Dual RPM analyzers
- Controls two servos (1 ea. engine)
- Synchronizes two Engines using RPM feedback (optical sensors, no magnets!)
- Lowers throttle to idle when one motor cuts out

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
R/C Programmable Power Monitor / Recorder
"Power-Safe"

- Programmable via PC
- Gets power from R/C receiver
- Records Voltage and Current drain real-time

- Records 500 samples during flight for PC analysis

Parts

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Testing & Operation

Notes

Pending
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Earthmen Productions
Earthmen Productions
Dec-00-Mar-12

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