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Needing a few things made. will pay.

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:38 am
I am making a 1/10 scale town. And I am in need of these things made. I live in La Pine. Oregon. If there is any questions please ask. I am very open minded on this whole projects. I know I can buy all of this stuff besides the weight station, at a store and just plug them into batteries. But this town is going to be outside and I do not want to have to go to each thing and turn it off. I am wanting to put the computer and a screen in a central spot.
If you only want to do certain sections of this project please let me know.

Traffic Lights:
4 way stop, 3 way stop light.
Just on a timer.
Do not want or need sensors to operate the traffic lights.
I need 4 of the 4 way stop lights.
I need 2 of the 3 way stop lights.

Street Lights:
I would like to have 10 street lights. Each with 3 LED lights in them.

Weight Station:
So say there is nothing on the scale it does not read out anything on a small screen.
Lets say the object that you put on the scale is 1-10 pounds it will read out on the small screen saying 34,000
Lets say the object is 11-15 pounds it will read out 56,000
and 16-20 pounds will say 80,000.
21-25 will say 105,000.

All controlled in a program that can be turned on all these systems. If you can do this please let me know a price quote.

Thank you,
Tim Anderson

Re: Needing a few things made will pay.

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:32 am
Since you presumably want physical objects that will be shipped to you, it might help to know where in the world you are, as that will influence shipping costs.

Re: Needing a few things made will pay.

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:38 am
TimothyAnderson1992 wrote: Weight Station(Where say something actual weight is 10 pounds, and it says 35000 on a small screen say about 1.5 inch screen. and if its actual weight is 15 pounds it says 80,000 pounds.)

Simple for those 2 exact weights. But I don't understand the maths if other weights could be involved.

(I won't be offering to do this: just pointing out that you need a clear spec to work from.)

Re: Needing a few things made will pay.

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:56 pm
B.Goode wrote:Since you presumably want physical objects that will be shipped to you, it might help to know where in the world you are, as that will influence shipping costs.
I live in Oregon. I am not looking to have the Traffic Light models made Just the electronics. I am sorry I did not clarify that when I posted.

B.Goode wrote:
TimothyAnderson1992 wrote: Weight Station(Where say something actual weight is 10 pounds, and it says 35000 on a small screen say about 1.5 inch screen. and if its actual weight is 15 pounds it says 80,000 pounds.)

Simple for those 2 exact weights. But I don't understand the maths if other weights could be involved.

(I won't be offering to do this: just pointing out that you need a clear spec to work from.)

To explain a little more about the Weight Station. I would like it to be a range so 0 would read 0 and 1-10 pounds would read out 34,000 and 11-16 would be 64,000 and 16-20 would be 80,000.

Re: Needing a few things made will pay.

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:27 pm
Hi,

You said "I am wanting to put the computer and a screen in a central spot.." , what do you need the computer for ? You could manage it all with a microcontroller ?

If you want to display the weight on a small screen, do you have something in mind for the screen ? If not, what about just an LCD display ?

Do you have info on the stop lights that you want to use, I.e. Interface / voltage levels / amount of current to switch ?

Do you have a sensor in mind for the scale ? Or is this up to whoever can help with your project ?

Re: Needing a few things made will pay.

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:05 pm
Rnd(100) wrote:Hi,

You said "I am wanting to put the computer and a screen in a central spot.." , what do you need the computer for ? You could manage it all with a microcontroller ?

If you want to display the weight on a small screen, do you have something in mind for the screen ? If not, what about just an LCD display ?

Do you have info on the stop lights that you want to use, I.e. Interface / voltage levels / amount of current to switch ?

Do you have a sensor in mind for the scale ? Or is this up to whoever can help with your project ?
Sorry for the delay in replying been very busy.
I can manage with a micro controller. And a lcd would work perfectly. About the stop lights. I wanted to see if someone could make all of the electronics for them I will make the plastics for them. And the scale is up to who ever makes this project.

Thanks for the question. If anyone has any more questions please ask.

Re: Needing a few things made. will pay.

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:52 pm
i have made a lego Web controlled lights system using .3 mm led (what I think are .3 mm)

It uses an ESP8266 (Mod 12 i think) with a web front end and I2C to a 23017.

it is pretty scalable. It can control up to 16 lights. it requires a lot of wiring from the 23017 to the destination LED. I have used 30 awg wire with success. Each LED needs a power + common ground. So a 3 light traffic light (which I have built) requires 4 wires back to the 23017. For each 16, you need one additional 23017 only. they can piggy back on each other.

i am not fantastic on soldering, but am able to get it on a photo-board. You can use Dupont (takes a while) connector to terminate them from the board to the destination. That would be up to you pretty much.

Cost? time? I have no idea. the NodeMCU (I used a mod12 in this case) is about \$10, the 23017 is about \$5-10\$ each. So say \$30 for just the parts (I can't seem to upload the image)

it took me about 4 hours to make this and it was my third iteration downsizing it.

If the parts cost \$30 (I believe i have all the parts including dupont connectors), make me an offer. it will take me 2-3 hours to repeat and 2-3 hours to agree on the design and programming with you. I have no problem (my time is sort of free to you) doing this over a few weeks.

I will post images somewhere and if allowed will send you a link

Re: Needing a few things made. will pay.

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:02 pm
samighi11 wrote:i have made a lego Web controlled lights system using .3 mm led (what I think are .3 mm)

It uses an ESP8266 (Mod 12 i think) with a web front end and I2C to a 23017.

it is pretty scalable. It can control up to 16 lights. it requires a lot of wiring from the 23017 to the destination LED. I have used 30 awg wire with success. Each LED needs a power + common ground. So a 3 light traffic light (which I have built) requires 4 wires back to the 23017. For each 16, you need one additional 23017 only. they can piggy back on each other.

i am not fantastic on soldering, but am able to get it on a photo-board. You can use Dupont (takes a while) connector to terminate them from the board to the destination. That would be up to you pretty much.

Cost? time? I have no idea. the NodeMCU (I used a mod12 in this case) is about \$10, the 23017 is about \$5-10\$ each. So say \$30 for just the parts (I can't seem to upload the image)

it took me about 4 hours to make this and it was my third iteration downsizing it.

If the parts cost \$30 (I believe i have all the parts including dupont connectors), make me an offer. it will take me 2-3 hours to repeat and 2-3 hours to agree on the design and programming with you. I have no problem (my time is sort of free to you) doing this over a few weeks.

I will post images somewhere and if allowed will send you a link
http://services.toreken.net/raspi/IMG_1215.jpg

use this URL and look for 1215, 1216, 1217 and 1218 jpegs.

Re: Needing a few things made. will pay.

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:54 pm
You can run the traffic lights with just 3 wires (or 4 if you want accurate amber timings)

This will work for 1 way, 2 way, 3 way and 4 way traffic lights (each way having 3 lights, red, amber and green)