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USB-Light
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==USB-Light==
 
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One thing that i like on my older phone, a Sony Ericsson W800i, is the light (camera light, but you can use it without the camera). So i thought about a solution for my Freerunner and the result is the following article. At least ⇒ At own's risk ;)
 
One thing that i like on my older phone, a Sony Ericsson W800i, is the light (camera light, but you can use it without the camera). So i thought about a solution for my Freerunner and the result is the following article. At least ⇒ At own's risk ;)
Idea
 
  
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===Idea===
      Two leds
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* Two leds
      Two resitors
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* Two resitors
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* a miniusb B male connector
      a miniusb B male connector
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* a bit solder
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* and a bit hot glue
      a bit solder
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    *
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      and a bit hot glue
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and you have a light for your Freerunner :D
 
and you have a light for your Freerunner :D
Instructions
 
Components
 
  
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==Instructions==
      2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ LED 3-2000 WS on Reichelt (german distributor for electrical components)
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===Components===
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      2 x 75 Ohm resistors 1/4 W ⇒ 1/4W 75 Ohm resistor on Reichelt
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      1 x USB mini B cable ⇒ AK 673-A USB mini B to normal usb connector on Reichelt
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Schematic
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* 2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ LED 3-2000 WS on Reichelt (german distributor for electrical components)
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* 2 x 75 Ohm resistors 1/4 W ⇒ 1/4W 75 Ohm resistor on Reichelt
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* 1 x USB mini B cable ⇒ AK 673-A USB mini B to normal usb connector on Reichelt
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==Schematic==
  
 
German Wikipedia-article about the universal serial bus ⇒ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus#Farbkodierung_und_Pinouts
 
German Wikipedia-article about the universal serial bus ⇒ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus#Farbkodierung_und_Pinouts
Preparation
 
  
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==Preparation==
 
Cut the usb cable and seperate the rubber of the usbmini connector and remove the pins 2,3,4 (a lower risk of a short circuit). Now solder the components according to the schematic. WARNING ⇒ risk of a short circuit on the metal parts of the connector. Check the circuit without the metal part, if it works.
 
Cut the usb cable and seperate the rubber of the usbmini connector and remove the pins 2,3,4 (a lower risk of a short circuit). Now solder the components according to the schematic. WARNING ⇒ risk of a short circuit on the metal parts of the connector. Check the circuit without the metal part, if it works.
  
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with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit ;)
 
with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit ;)
  
Software
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==Software==
 
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When i searched for a good solution to activate the host-mode of the freerunner i found this blog entry
 
When i searched for a good solution to activate the host-mode of the freerunner i found this blog entry
  
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* http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_host_mode_the_button
      http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_host_mode_the_button
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Joseph Reeves modified his usbmode-button package after a few suggestions by me and here is his new blog-article with Version 0.2
 
Joseph Reeves modified his usbmode-button package after a few suggestions by me and here is his new blog-article with Version 0.2
  
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* http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_mode_button_0_2
      http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_mode_button_0_2
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Thanks Joseph Reeves :D
 
Thanks Joseph Reeves :D
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You can toggle the host-mode on and off with a click on the icon.
 
You can toggle the host-mode on and off with a click on the icon.
 
It works!
 
It works!
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Images
 
Images
  
 
Videos
 
Videos
 
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* Freerunner in broad daylight ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK5w-OHSm9g
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* Freerunner at night ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H4QZq2xxE
      Freerunner in broad daylight ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK5w-OHSm9g
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    *
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      Freerunner at night ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H4QZq2xxE
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Improvements? Ideas!
 
Improvements? Ideas!
  
 
It works but it's not very beautiful, perhaps you have any ideas. Mail me :D
 
It works but it's not very beautiful, perhaps you have any ideas. Mail me :D

Revision as of 04:55, 2 December 2008

Contents

USB-Light

One thing that i like on my older phone, a Sony Ericsson W800i, is the light (camera light, but you can use it without the camera). So i thought about a solution for my Freerunner and the result is the following article. At least ⇒ At own's risk ;)

Idea

  • Two leds
  • Two resitors
  • a miniusb B male connector
  • a bit solder
  • and a bit hot glue

and you have a light for your Freerunner :D

Instructions

Components

  • 2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ LED 3-2000 WS on Reichelt (german distributor for electrical components)
  • 2 x 75 Ohm resistors 1/4 W ⇒ 1/4W 75 Ohm resistor on Reichelt
  • 1 x USB mini B cable ⇒ AK 673-A USB mini B to normal usb connector on Reichelt

Schematic

German Wikipedia-article about the universal serial bus ⇒ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus#Farbkodierung_und_Pinouts

Preparation

Cut the usb cable and seperate the rubber of the usbmini connector and remove the pins 2,3,4 (a lower risk of a short circuit). Now solder the components according to the schematic. WARNING ⇒ risk of a short circuit on the metal parts of the connector. Check the circuit without the metal part, if it works.

without the metal part of the connector

with the metal part of the connector

with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit ;)

Software

When i searched for a good solution to activate the host-mode of the freerunner i found this blog entry

Joseph Reeves modified his usbmode-button package after a few suggestions by me and here is his new blog-article with Version 0.2

Thanks Joseph Reeves :D

You can toggle the host-mode on and off with a click on the icon. It works!

Images

Videos

Improvements? Ideas!

It works but it's not very beautiful, perhaps you have any ideas. Mail me :D

Personal tools

USB-Light

One thing that i like on my older phone, a Sony Ericsson W800i, is the light (camera light, but you can use it without the camera). So i thought about a solution for my Freerunner and the result is the following article. At least ⇒ At own's risk ;) Idea

   *
     Two leds
   *
     Two resitors
   *
     a miniusb B male connector
   *
     a bit solder
   *
     and a bit hot glue

and you have a light for your Freerunner :D Instructions Components

   *
     2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ LED 3-2000 WS on Reichelt (german distributor for electrical components)
   *
     2 x 75 Ohm resistors 1/4 W ⇒ 1/4W 75 Ohm resistor on Reichelt
   *
     1 x USB mini B cable ⇒ AK 673-A USB mini B to normal usb connector on Reichelt

Schematic

German Wikipedia-article about the universal serial bus ⇒ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Serial_Bus#Farbkodierung_und_Pinouts Preparation

Cut the usb cable and seperate the rubber of the usbmini connector and remove the pins 2,3,4 (a lower risk of a short circuit). Now solder the components according to the schematic. WARNING ⇒ risk of a short circuit on the metal parts of the connector. Check the circuit without the metal part, if it works.

without the metal part of the connector

with the metal part of the connector

with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit ;)

Software

When i searched for a good solution to activate the host-mode of the freerunner i found this blog entry

   *
     http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_host_mode_the_button

Joseph Reeves modified his usbmode-button package after a few suggestions by me and here is his new blog-article with Version 0.2

   *
     http://blogs.thehumanjourney.net/finds/entry/usb_mode_button_0_2

Thanks Joseph Reeves :D

You can toggle the host-mode on and off with a click on the icon. It works! Images

Videos

   *
     Freerunner in broad daylight ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK5w-OHSm9g
   *
     Freerunner at night ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H4QZq2xxE

Improvements? Ideas!

It works but it's not very beautiful, perhaps you have any ideas. Mail me :D