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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Simple Electronics Help
« Last post by addictweb on March 22, 2019, 03:07:43 AM »
I've just thought, I can probably simplify this and just have an LED light blink if the draw is ever unlocked.

So I should just need a battery, LED and a circuit which completes when the draw is unlocked?
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Simple Electronics Help
« Last post by addictweb on March 22, 2019, 03:04:21 AM »
You can just use a sensor and smarthings for things
https://www.smartthings.com/products/-/filter/categories/sensors


And in the app just say to check when leaving.


If your doing it manually you just have to get the same sort of sensor and map it to your own board and get some code to check it is 1/0 at a given time and beep.

Like it! I cant see any of these which would sense 'locked' vs 'closed' though, only want I can think of doing that is having an electrical circuit complete/break when the locking bar moves to the locked position.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Simple Electronics Help
« Last post by neXus on March 22, 2019, 01:16:37 AM »
You can just use a sensor and smarthings for things
https://www.smartthings.com/products/-/filter/categories/sensors


And in the app just say to check when leaving.


If your doing it manually you just have to get the same sort of sensor and map it to your own board and get some code to check it is 1/0 at a given time and beep.
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Entertainment & Technology / Simple Electronics Help
« Last post by addictweb on March 22, 2019, 01:02:19 AM »
Hi Folks,

I have an issue at work where I keep forgetting to lock my desk drawers. There's a policy which means that if I get caught leaving my drawer unlocked again I'll face disciplinary actions.

The lock is a built-in barrel combination lock on the draw.

I want to build a small electronic device with beeps if:

- Its after 5pm
- A the circuit is not completed (i.e. lock lever arm is not in the up position).

I have literally no idea how to do this.

Anyone able to guide me in the right direction? Single components? Audrino? Pi? 
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
« Last post by matt5cott on March 21, 2019, 13:26:08 PM »
Further wallet hammering confirmed, alternator has goosed and needs rebuilding as a new OEM toyota one is £480! They warned against a cheap chinese replacement alternator (~£185) as they've had reliability issues.

So turns out they can't rebuild it as they're currently unable to get the parts needed, but they have a rebuilt one they did prior, bloody circus stuff ::)

Still, in better news I've found a japanese website where several members have the same car/colour combo so at least I can get an idea on what wheels look half decent if I fancy a different pair  :lol:

One guy in particular (https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/662567/blog/) chucks a lot of different types of wheels on his, Volk TE37s seem to suite quite well, another guy has the same TE37s and a luggage rack on his! https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/466661/car/2206743/profile.aspx


(more https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/662567/car/565506/3045590/photo.aspx)

Someone has put an LED conversion on the headlights and I think they look nuts, I kinda like it... Probably no chance of sourcing them though  :lol:
  https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/2111546/car/1612299/8324749/parts.aspx

Anyway, still haven't got my car back...  ::)
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
« Last post by knighty on March 20, 2019, 15:51:07 PM »
I do naff all miles too

on a run with cruise on I can average 24mpg.... work and back (short trip, traffic) I get average 16mpg :-(


I love old style turbo diesels, loads of low down grunt, not that impressed by the modern high revving ones :-(
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on March 19, 2019, 22:19:41 PM »
I would have been quite content keeping my 3L diesel X3, with the remap it had it was joyous. The change in regs to punish diesel owners made me think twice about keeping it though.

The problem is, once you know that kind of power its horrible trying to live with less. :yarr:

I also don't do that many miles, around 5k a year.
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General Discussion / They want to monitors sitting on the plane now
« Last post by neXus on March 19, 2019, 06:10:15 AM »
Seems to be identified in US Airlines for now but I wont be surprised if this becomes global:


https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airplane-seatback-cameras-letter/index.html
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General Discussion / Re: The Flat Earth Crazy
« Last post by neXus on March 19, 2019, 01:11:22 AM »
People moan about people from the EU taking jobs, but what people will find when many have to leave (which will end up being the case regardless of any deals) is that there will actually be job gaps as well. It will all fall over.


People voted and didn't know what they were voting for. A vote just appeared and people thought "Anti government, lets vote the other option". No one made it clear what it would mean, I do not think the experts even fully reviewed at the time what it would mean.


They should just scrap the whole thing and focus on building back up the country. The UK Gov seems fully focused on this alone.
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Sports, Hobbies & Motors / Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
« Last post by DEViANCE on March 18, 2019, 20:15:36 PM »
Don't know how you guys run petrol cars, I'm devastated if my mpg goes below 50 on my cars and I've never really felt like I need more power and i like to make good progress. (1.9tdi skoda octavia and 2.0 tdci ford s max)
i do like it when people aren't afraid to keep older cars on the road though, kudos  :thumbup:
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