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==USB-Light==
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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 ;)
 
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
 
* Two leds
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and you have a light for your Freerunner :D
 
and you have a light for your Freerunner :D
  
==Instructions==
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=Instructions=
===Components===
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==Components==
  
* 2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ LED 3-2000 WS on Reichelt (german distributor for electrical components)
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* 2 x white LED ultra bright ⇒ [http://www.reichelt.de/?;ACTION=3;LA=4;GROUP=A5332;GROUPID=3019;ARTICLE=26496;START=0;SORT=artnr;OFFSET=16;SID=28SA7h56wQARwAACk@Bmsa794de820d10a89112a12211e64ae497 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
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* 2 x 75 Ohm resistors 1/4 W ⇒ [http://www.reichelt.de/?;ACTION=3;LA=4;GROUP=B1112;GROUPID=3063;ARTICLE=1466;START=0;SORT=artnr;OFFSET=16;SID=28SA7h56wQARwAACk@Bmsa794de820d10a89112a12211e64ae497 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
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* 1 x USB mini B cable ⇒ [http://www.reichelt.de/?;ACTION=3;LA=4;GROUP=C6992;GROUPID=3348;ARTICLE=45361;START=0;SORT=artnr;OFFSET=16;SID=28SA7h56wQARwAACk@Bmsa794de820d10a89112a12211e64ae497 AK 673-A USB mini B to normal usb connector on Reichelt]
  
==Schematic==
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=Schematic=
 
[[Image:Fetch.png|align|center]]
 
[[Image:Fetch.png|align|center]]
 
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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[[Image:Fetch1.png|align|left|200px|thumb|'''* without the metal part of the connector''']]
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[[Image:Fetch1.png|align|center|400px|thumb|'''* without the metal part of the connector''']]
 
|-
 
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[[Image:Fetch2.png|align|left|200px|thumb|'''* with the metal part of the connector''']]
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[[Image:Fetch2.png|align|center|400px|thumb|'''* with the metal part of the connector''']]
 
|-
 
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[[Image:Fetch3.png|align|left|200px|thumb|'''* with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit''' ;)]]
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[[Image:Fetch3.png|align|center|400px|thumb|'''* with hot glue (i know its not very beautiful, but it works, it's robust and i have no short circuit''' ;)]]
 
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==Software==
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=Software=
 
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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It works!
 
It works!
  
Images
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==Images==
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[[Image:Fetch4.jpeg|200px|align|center]]
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[[Image:Fetch6.jpeg|200px|align|center]]
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==Videos==
  
[[Image:Fetch4.jpeg|200px|align|left]]
 
[[Image:Fetch6.jpeg|200px|align|left]]
 
Videos
 
 
* 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
  
==Improvements? Ideas!==
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=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
 
[[Category:Hardware ideas]]
 
[[Category:Hardware ideas]]

Revision as of 18:16, 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

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

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