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CrossRoads

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thisguy18

wow awesome thank you so much
with out your help i wouldnt be anywhere with this project
cause the "trained Specialists" at Radioshack were much less than helpful, but they meant well i guess

CrossRoads

You're welcome.
The " "trained Specialists" at Radioshack" are likely not college trained Electrical Engineers ;)
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

thisguy18

Okay so long post with lots of questions, which im sure are totally noob but hey it is what it is.

okay so here is the control box that volpin uses in his helmet project
My board is an Uno and the one pictured is a deumulnove is that going to be a problem?
His box has an on off switch and 2 toggle knobs which control speed and pattern mounted on the outside of the box. Are these potentiometer? or do they just point to the potentiometers?

it also has 6 AA batteries (2x 3 AA battery holders)
and is this too much power (like 9 volts right)? or do i need like 5 or 4 AA Instead?
and what is this thing plugged into the power input?

and these orange wires they seem to be running to pin 13 pin 12 and pin 8 on the top and on the bottom is that 5 volt (not sure, is this is right?) and the yellow wires run to the Analog 1 and Analog 2 I think, any thoughts?

and this rainbow set of wires that one is really throwing me off and ideas on where this comes in to play I see it wired to the 9 pin plug there but other than that I'm at a loss. I hope I'm not being a bother to this forum thanks for all your help again

CrossRoads

"My board is an Uno and the one pictured is a deumulnove is that going to be a problem?"
No.

"His box has an on off switch and 2 toggle knobs which control speed and pattern mounted on the outside of the box. Are these potentiometer? or do they just point to the potentiometers?"
Appear to be potentiometers, middle terminal to Analog pins, end pins to +5 & Gnd.

"it also has 6 AA batteries (2x 3 AA battery holders)
and is this too much power (like 9 volts right)? or do i need like 5 or 4 AA Instead?
and what is this thing plugged into the power input?"
Yes, looks like 9V going into the barrel jack.

"and these orange wires they seem to be running to pin 13 pin 12 and pin 8 on the top and on the bottom is that 5 volt (not sure, is this is right?) and the yellow wires run to the Analog 1 and Analog 2 I think, any thoughts?"
Looks like 13 & 11 to me, which is SCK & MOSI => SPI

"and this rainbow set of wires that one is really throwing me off and ideas on where this comes in to play I see it wired to the 9 pin plug there but other than that I'm at a loss. I hope I'm not being a bother to this forum thanks for all your help again"
I imagine those are wires to the shift registers on a board you cannot really see, feeding the connector that goes off to the banks of LEDs in the helmut.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

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