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Bill Foley

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  1. In response to places to stay for the NW Mini: Super 8 77.36 inc tax Quality Inn $74.00 plus tax La Quinta $89.00 plus tax Plus 6 more all at Exit 109 on I-5 http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7ADRA_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=motels+lacey+wa&fb=1&gl=us&hq=motels&hnear=Lacey,+WA&ei=73OnTfCYEpGWsgPmg8H5DA&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CA4QtgMwAQ From here you can take College Street south 3.5 miles to the shopping center (on the left) where Farrellis is located for the Friday night pizza reunion. 4870 Yelm Highway SE http://www.farrellispizza.com/ On on Saturday morning: First you might like to try a bakery I have found. Twister Donuts. I recommend the bacon maple bar-a complete breakfast. West on Martin Way from the motel 2.1 miles to 2302 Martin Way watch carefully on the right for the shop-it is stand alone but is easy to miss. Here are the Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/twister-donuts-olympia Second find your way to the NW Mini it is 7.5 miles from the motels to 4842 Thompson Lane SE, Olympia WA. We'll have the coffee on to wash down that donut plus another stack here but not from Twister-I'm not that good of a host!!! - - - Bill
  2. This can be done with a solid state relay if you power the DC board with 3 to 32 vdc. These come in sizes from 10 to 100 amp on the controled voltage side. Hope this helps. - - - Bill http://cgi.ebay.com/Solid-State-Relays-3-32-VDC-In-240-480-VAC-10A-Two_W0QQitemZ350232786935QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item518b8037f7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
  3. Not to hijack the thread, but I have used ZeroMax for varible speed control on belt drive transmission. These have been dependable and simple to install. http://www.zero-max.com/products/drives/drivesmain.asp I had probably 20 of these used on take downs on thread winding equipment. I still have several of these both new and used leftover in the garage if anyone is interested.
  4. Ralph, Chuck idea of a garage open is the right motive power for this project. You will need to add two tracks - 3 feet apart for ridge casters (or ball casters) to ride in. The opener would be center mounted. Now as for the hinged panel I would use a pair of satellite dish actuators. These are 12-24 volt linear actuators. The control of these take a little time as you trying to disect the Cat5 control cable, but once you get it ,exact positioning is great. The throw is about 18". I build displays using pneumatics and motors. I have used hydraulics but only building floats were enormous power is needed. Just the musing of an old retired guy who spends all day playing in the shop.
  5. Mark, we could handle DMX and video down stairs in the garage when it is easier to create night. Wire frame would be there also since the benders and welders are already there. The balance of the clases would be in the shop.
  6. Steve, the solenoid controls the off-on function of your air supply while the air pressure controls the force (and slightly the speed) but it is the flow control valve that contols how quickly the cylinder moves. You should also have a flow control on the exhaust port to slow the return to normal state. Here is a more extensive discussion on one of the Halloween sites: http://www.scaryguys.com/aircyl.htm
  7. I built this one in 68 and it still operational. I did the mechinical side in colorful wheels and arm- it is as interesting as the street side. Just wondering if theres something like this already out there or designs drawn up?
  8. www.christmasnorthest.com - there are three arches all in rope lite each being all one portable unit with controller attached and LOR 16 channels each. If you go to Spokane on the web site there is a picture of one made up in my shop. Oh, my brother in law Bill used my computer so I see I am signed on as him. If you have any questions contact [email protected] and I will be happy to answer them. Gary
  9. My brother-in-law uses rope arches in his display. Check: http://christmasnorthwest.com/ and look and the up on the house top sequnce.
  10. Norm, I have quite a few in various colors and multi. Email your needs to [email protected] and we will work out something. - - - Bill
  11. Down at the casino we call him Fast Oscar---a real poker face.
  12. I have 2 of the deluxe 16 channel boards for sale. These have the on board memory for stand-a-lone operation. http://store.lightorama.com/ctcotrbowihe.html They have never been out of the box. You will need to supply an enclosure and all cords.These boards are under warranty from LOR as I am an authorized dealer. $420 plus $12.00 for shipping and insurance total 432.00.Buyermust pay for them now so I can ship before I go south to get warmon1/30/08. [email protected]
  13. I have had good luck doubling 3/8" commerical rope light (ie Action Lighting). Be sure to select the space between two bulbs and heat the section with a heat gun. And as metioned plug the rope in for 15 minutes before you start installing.
  14. Look in your phone book for steel suppliers. You what 1/4" rod.
  15. Many of the 18' store brands of rope light do not have cut marks printed on them. Measure 18" in from the end - now hold it up to the light (hopefully it is clear) and see if you can see the two fine wires leading out to the two main power feed running the length of the rope light. If the space between the 18th and 19th (one bulb per inch in rope light) looks like the others go to the 24th and 25th bulbs. As a last resort try the 36th and 37th bulbs. One of sets will have one lead from each bulb connected to the main feed lines. Rope light bulbs arewired in series of 18, 24, or 36 bulbs. You need to find the space between two series to make your cut.
  16. Here is a picture of ours, it is 6 foot in diameter and 6' high, driven by a 1/3 hp motor and gear box.
  17. Here is a picture of ours, it is 6 foot in diameter and 6' high, driven by a 1/3 hp motor and gear box.
  18. I have two extra 16 channel PC boards with high power heatsinksassembeled at the factory. These have never been used and come with instructions. You must provide enclosure and cords. The cord end will require spade clips. These are offered at $145.00 each plus $10.00 shipping. If anyone wants overnight mail it is $24.50. I can accept PayPal. The LOR web page is http://store.lightorama.com/caasaop.html Thank you, Bill Foley Email me at [email protected]
  19. I have two extra boards for sale. These are new and are the deluxe version so they can run stand-a-lone animation sequences. I am asking $200 each including shipping via USPS. http://store.lightorama.com/ctcotrbowihe.html Thank you, Bill Foley email [email protected]
  20. I have 2 pair of Easy Light Linkers that I am not going to use this year. Both are brand new. I have 5 of these running my display and theyhave beentrouble free for two years. I am asking $230.00per pairincluding USPS charges. They are $249.95 over at LOR.http://store.lightorama.com/ealili.html Thank you Bill Foley, Olympia, WA email [email protected]
  21. Toymakr000 wrote: I have done quite a bit of experimentation with LOR and servos. They areexcellent in the talk skullsfor Halloween. Since Mike B has not given a hint as to the amount of force needed for his pumpkin application I don't know if a servo is appropriate. Futaba's 3003 the (basic cheap one) has 44 inch ounces of torque. Currently only the CTB-08 will drive a rc servo. It must put out a 1.5 ms pulse every 20 ms to center a servo. Less the 1.5 will rotate the servo to 0 degrees and about 2 ms will be 120 degrees,or the maximum rotation of the unit. Anyway Mike look and some of the Halloween web sites as they are get so great effects with servos. Below is a great example given enough time and money.
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