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* Freerunner in broad daylight ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK5w-OHSm9g
 
* Freerunner in broad daylight ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK5w-OHSm9g
 
* Freerunner at night ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H4QZq2xxE
 
* Freerunner at night ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H4QZq2xxE
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* My version ⇒ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMmwOoLiZ8
  
 
=Improvements? Ideas!=
 
=Improvements? Ideas!=

Revision as of 19:48, 2 December 2008

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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

Schematic

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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

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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

Schematic

align

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

align
align

Videos

Improvements? Ideas!

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