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kax79
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PostSubject: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 4:44 am

The wait is over!!! Here is the write up.

*DISCLAIMER- I will not be held responsible for any damages made to the ESC, receiver, motor or any part of your car or yourself due to the making and using of this device.*

Parts:

-Red LEDs and LED holders
-Relay- I used a 5VDC SPDT micro relay from RadioShack #275-240
-Power source- I’m using (3) 1.5v button cells.
-Switch (if not included with power source). My power source has it’s own on/off switch.
-Wire

Tools:

-Wire cutter
-Soldering iron and solder
-Electrical tape

. Please refer to the diagram. Your relay may be set up differently depending on what relay you are using, but this should help you see how the parts go together.



This will not be a step by step tutorial, because the diagram is pretty much all you need. I will however try to explain how the diagram works.

Before we get started I would like to mention that the pins on my relay are very small so soldering was a bit tough. If you can find pin connecters small enough to fit on the pins, then go right ahead and use connecters. However, I think soldering makes for more of a secure connection.

Time to get started.

Pins 1 and 3 make a closed loop when no power (Car in STOP position) is sensed by the coil (pins 4 and 5). So wire the LEDs and the power source in series from pin 1 to pin 3.
Remember to wire in a switch between your power source and the LEDs if your power source doesn’t have a switch.

If wired correctly, the LEDs should turn on when you switch your power source on.

Ok, congratulate yourself if you’ve made it this far. Guess what, you’re half way done!

Now test if the relay is working. First solder some wires to the coil (pins 4 and 5) then grab your 7.2v battery pack (yes, the one that powers your car). Make sure your LEDs are on and touch the wires from the coil to the battery. You should hear a click (this is the sound of the relay switching from the “Closed” position to the “Open” position) and your LEDs should go off (car in GO position).

If successful, alls you have to do now is connect the wires from the coil (pins 4 and 5) to the output wires of your ESC going to the motor.

Now give it a try. Power up your car, turn the brake lights on and give her some gas. The lights should go off when you pull the throttle and come back on when you release the throttle.

Now punch some holes in your shell, stick in some plastic LED holders and install the LEDs into the holders. This is of course if you don’t already have taillight buckets.

There you have it.

Have fun and good luck!!
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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 1:19 pm

wow nice DIY sir! TFS!

i bought mine, last month GT Power Light Kit
Brake Light with Reverse Light
Left and Right Signal Light
Strobe Lights...

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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 2:03 pm

@ Kax79 this light sytem is already in the market for quite a while now but is still there nothing wrong in DIY if you have all the time to do it in fact that's part of this hobby.....Welcome to the forum.. TFS

@ Bandit you're the man... toetap5
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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 3:35 pm

Its a start but a relay is massive overkill to switch button cells.

Why not -

1) Replace the button cells with power taken directly from the car battery
2) Replace the expensive relay with 2 20 fil transistors

Duane.
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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyMon Jun 25, 2012 1:30 am

u r right duane will serve the purpose bt jst concern when full speed is hit it might give blinking effect if its connected to car battery
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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyMon Jun 25, 2012 2:10 am

TFS kax! 2thumbsup
now bring that thing on friday so we can see your build...

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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyMon Jun 25, 2012 2:49 am

Hi,
I could make sets like bandits, maybe sell pre-programmed chips to anyone that wants to do their own soldering - a couple of different strobe modes, turn signals, brake lights, maybe exhaust flashing for turbo overrun - all activated at the right time based on transmitter input.

The family are away for the summer so will have time to knock out a few projects.

what do the commercial systems cost ?

Duane
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i think around AED 100-180..
but it's much much cheaper on the net stores, but that excludes shipping cost of course.

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PostSubject: Re: diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included    diy brake lights with full function and relay system --- diagram included  EmptyMon Jun 25, 2012 3:19 am

I already have all the parts I would need to build a receiver based unit but If I had to buy them it would be somewhere around 80 aed. With assembly on top, it's cheaper to buy a ready made unit.

If anyone really wants to build their own or wants to add receiver based functions to existing lights let me know and I can burn a chip for about 50 dirhams.

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