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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: motrcycle turn signal on: May 02, 2013, 01:14:20 pm
@peterH - Thanks for the feedback!!

Here is an updated schematic... is there looking more correct?

I still haven't quite figured out how to check the signal/voltage coming from the brake light.
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: motrcycle turn signal on: May 01, 2013, 11:24:56 am
@PeterH - thanks for the info! I will give that a go. I've created a rough schematic. Is this how it should go?

Possibly with code similar to this:
Code:
int ledPin = 13; // LED connected to digital pin 13
int inPin = 7;  //or A0?  // brake light connected to input pin (digital or analog??)
int val = 0;    // variable to store the read value

void setup()
{
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);      // sets the digital pin 13 as output
  pinMode(inPin, INPUT);      // sets the digital pin 7 as input
}

void loop()
{
  val = digitalRead(inPin);   // read the input pin
  digitalWrite(ledPin, val);    // sets the LED to the inPin value
}
3  Community / Local Groups / Re: Houston, TX in the house! on: April 30, 2013, 11:43:40 pm
I recently attended an open house txrxlabs.org, and will consider taking some classes.


I'm currently trying to wrap up a project. Any locals interested in helping with a few questions?

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,163770.0.html
4  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: motrcycle turn signal on: April 30, 2013, 10:30:48 pm
After some *research I guess I need to...
- connect the  turn signal power cable to the the Red wire of the multimeter.
- Then connect the black wire of the turn signal to the Black wire of the multimeter.
- then turn multimeter to "Vdc" 20
- then initiate turn signal
- this should give the reading I need to proceed?


the manual for the motorcycle (actually, its a scooter  smiley-mr-green) reads:
Turn Signal Bulb 12v/10w
Brake Light Bulb 12v 21w/5w
5  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: motrcycle turn signal on: April 30, 2013, 06:56:22 pm
@DVDdoug - never really used the multimeter (yes, I'm a noob). but I can try and check the readings and post and update.

I'm just looking to get a high or low signal from the input pin.

Here is a little preview of my project:
- volume warning
- armature brother videographer
https://vimeo.com/64999220

can i use this trimpot @ 0:56 of the video?
6  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: motrcycle turn signal on: April 30, 2013, 05:01:59 pm
@DirtBiker - thanks for the response. I'm basically wanting to drive some led strips off/on.

so I can connect: brake light -> trimpot -> arduino input pin?

Will give it a shot tonight.   smiley-eek
7  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / motrcycle turn signal on: April 30, 2013, 03:59:21 pm
Hello,

was hoping to get some suggestions or help with my project...

I have an UNO, and need to *detect when the turn signal (and/or brakes) is activated/on.

Can I just take the cable from the turn signal light and use it as and input?
Do I need to add some sort of resistors etc.?

any help would be greatly appreciated!
8  Community / Local Groups / Re: any Arduino users in Houston on: May 18, 2012, 04:07:09 pm
Houston we have lift off!  smiley-razz
9  Community / Local Groups / Re: Houston, TX in the house! on: May 18, 2012, 04:04:51 pm
howdy cynofox!

Nice to find another local Arduino user!! finally.
I fully support starting a Local Arduino Meetup/user group! I am the founder of the local Adobe (Macromedia) User Group and would like to see an Arduino group formed and have monthly meetings! Let me know what I can do to help and get it going.

I've tinkered with the Duemilanove and have a project that needs to be complete. Also have the UNO and have a project I'd like to build, with some help.
10  Community / Local Groups / any Arduino users in Houston on: October 11, 2011, 05:54:29 am
Hello,

Looking for any Arduino users in my area.
Anyone here from Houston, Texas?

Need some help Solid State Relay's
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