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Re: [APD] DIY Velleman dimmer kits

I would like to find some ph meter or tds meter kits, or even just DIY
instructions with a schematic or something. I used to build all kinds of
electronic kits when I was younger. It would be nice to build them myself
and not spend all that money I don't have.

On 3/7/06, Stuart Halliday <stuart at stuarthalliday_com> wrote:
> I believe Vaughn Hopkins wrote this email section below:
> > DIY electronic kits were more practical back in the vacuum tube days.
> > Then anyone could solder the connections and put together something that
> > would work.  Today, with so many integrated circuits, tiny little solder
> > points, teeny wires, and miniature packages, it takes some skill to put
> > one together and know it will work.  I say this having had my share of
> > those which didn't work, but having made several "Hi Fi" kit electronic
> > units years ago, all of which were successful.
> True. But now we have PIC devices and modules.
> There are module kits designed for Halogens available by Velleman.
> You buy this:
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/k8006
> followed by the required modules:
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/K8068
> or
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/K8029
> at around $100-$150 USA for a kit. Not too expensive.
> The K8029 appears to be capable of being programmed to have a long dim
> period from 1min to 70mins.
> Take a look at the PDFs. Its got lots of beginner building instructions.
> http://www.velleman.be/downloads/0/manual_k8029.pdf
> http://www.velleman.be/downloads/0/infosheet_k8046_k8006.pdf
> The K8006 allows 5 channels of lighting, each can be programmed to switch
> on/off at certain times or be dimmed with the appropriate module.
> Put a case around it and you're laughing.
> List of modules:
> http://www.velleman.be/ot/en/product/list/?id=342517
> --
> Stuart Halliday
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