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Rob Spiegel
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What a photo
Rob Spiegel   9/15/2011 10:43:54 AM
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This is an interesting gadget, but the real stunner here is the photo. I hope the Gadget Freak came out of it OK.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: What a photo
Beth Stackpole   9/16/2011 8:42:56 AM
Looks like a poster for a bad horror movie. Definitely good staging!

SoCalPE
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Soft Eject
SoCalPE   9/16/2011 2:36:06 PM
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I'm a mechanical engineer (and I design/build furniture with built-in lighting) so I like to see these tips on electrical controls.  This reminds me of soft eject mechanisms for cassette players (maybe I'm dating myself...  :)

William K.
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Dimming of model lighting
William K.   9/16/2011 6:41:47 PM
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I recall a programmable, time variable, dimmer circuit that was in an old SCR applications book from the late 1960's. It did not require a programmed IC, and even more interesting, probably it could still be built today with equivalent parts readily available. Will that processor be available next year?

BobGroh
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Hello to Mr. Grill
BobGroh   9/16/2011 9:26:44 PM
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Well, I see you are still exhibiting your regular 'shocking' physical appearance! Not so sure I buy into the 'refined' part of your presentation but interesting none the less.

wgrill
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Re: Hello to Mr. Grill
wgrill   9/21/2011 3:04:38 PM
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Bob Groh... you still about?

Don't recall the last time I exchanged words with you.... pretty sure it just old age.

I would love to hear from you, so email an address at:

 contact@riverheadsystems.com

WG

VoltVisionFrenchy
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Re: Soft Eject
VoltVisionFrenchy   10/5/2011 4:52:08 PM
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Original Poster,

Great article/tip about using PWM with a lowcost micro to do LED fade-ins and fade-outs!!

 

SoCalPE,

I see that you put lighting into furniture.  I am actively looking for artists to collaborate with for putting interactive and RGBW LEDs into artwork (yes furniture counts as artwork!!).  Check out this quick little video and let me know if you are interested in trying one of our beta prototype kits.  Thanks! -VoltVisionFrenchy

http://www.youtube.com/user/VoltVision#p/u/3/owuj8p7dMIY



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