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By countspatula
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#4902046
Hey guys,
I realize everyone is anxious for the Electronics Guide. I completed a first draft in the Fall and had my wife build a set of electronics based on that. She did so successfully but had a lot of questions and I realized I had to clarify certain areas with both rewrites and pictures. The second draft is pretty much written but I have to take a bunch of pictures to incorporate. The guide is at about 50 pages making it a ton of work. I don't want to release something that isn't ready as it will cause a lot of headaches for you and me - also please keep in mind I have released all the 3D files AND assembly guides previous to this for free.

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I underestimated how time consuming this guide would be and my real jobs have gotten crazy busy. I assure you it's not vaporware - I worked on revisions over xmas and am setting up to do photos this month.

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Sean
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By tommyb345
#4902047
Thanks for the update
Hey guys,
I realize everyone is anxious for the Electronics Guide. I completed a first draft in the Fall and had my wife build a set of electronics based on that. She did so successfully but had a lot of questions and I realized I had to clarify certain areas with both rewrites and pictures. The second draft is pretty much written but I have to take a bunch of pictures to incorporate. The guide is at about 50 pages making it a ton of work. I don't want to release something that isn't ready as it will cause a lot of headaches for you and me - also please keep in mind I have released all the 3D files AND assembly guides previous to this for free.

Image
I underestimated how time consuming this guide would be and my real jobs have gotten crazy busy. I assure you it's not vaporware - I worked on revisions over xmas and am setting up to do photos this month.

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Sean
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By thebigone2087
#4902048
Thanks for the update, Sean! With all the content you have been cooking up for Tested (which is freaking phenomenal, BTW), not surprised this takes a back burner of sorts.
By Jhall0712
#4902055
Hey guys,
I realize everyone is anxious for the Electronics Guide. I completed a first draft in the Fall and had my wife build a set of electronics based on that. She did so successfully but had a lot of questions and I realized I had to clarify certain areas with both rewrites and pictures. The second draft is pretty much written but I have to take a bunch of pictures to incorporate. The guide is at about 50 pages making it a ton of work. I don't want to release something that isn't ready as it will cause a lot of headaches for you and me - also please keep in mind I have released all the 3D files AND assembly guides previous to this for free.

Image
I underestimated how time consuming this guide would be and my real jobs have gotten crazy busy. I assure you it's not vaporware - I worked on revisions over xmas and am setting up to do photos this month.

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Sean
No worries Sean! Thanks so much for the update and all your work! I'm looking forward to it and am more than willing to pay for it! In fact I should be ordering some of the hardware kits from your shop this week.

Thanks again!
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By countspatula
Supporting Member
#4903298
Baam-baam-baaaaah!

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#1: 95 page Electro-Mechanics Guide is now available for download in my shop -
https://charlesworthdynamics.etsy.com

#2: just added to my site - for free - http://bit.ly/3D_Kit_Instructions
- Arduino Code - released as-is - no support!
- SFX Files
- Adafruit electronics list: https://www.adafruit.com/wishlists/457074
- Hardwired Hose Guide

Please see the Sneak Peek PDF which includes the first few sections of the guide as well as a full list of parts:
http://bit.ly/Electro_Sneak-Peek

Due to Etsy's stingy digital file size limit the immediate download you get is a way lower resolution than I originally created. I will email you within 24 hours with a MediaFire link for the 95MB high res version that you can really zoom in on the pictures with. I can also do PayPal if you want to PM me.

The guide is geared toward the layman who can solder and carefully follow directions. The electronics are built outside the trap in modules with removable connectors. This allows everything to be tested then installed. The modular design allows for easier troubleshooting and maintenance.

- Fully illustrated with tons of photos
- Fully bookmarked and internally linked for easy navigation
- Tool list
- Hardware list - the fasteners needed for assembly - also available in my Standard Hardware Kit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271374377
- Full parts list - all electronic parts are listed - most are available from Adafruit and a shopping list is included
- Skills needed section & FAQ
- Sanding and painting
- Assembling electronic modules
- Updated Deluxe Trap and Pedal build directions with integrated electronics installation for a seamless build
- Arduino setup
- Hardwired hose and Foster connection guide so Trap can be triggered from Pedal while hose can still be removed
- Troubleshooting
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By Jhall0712
#4904442
Baam-baam-baaaaah!

Image
#1: 95 page Electro-Mechanics Guide is now available for download in my shop -
https://charlesworthdynamics.etsy.com

#2: just added to my site - for free - http://bit.ly/3D_Kit_Instructions
- Arduino Code - released as-is - no support!
- SFX Files
- Adafruit electronics list: https://www.adafruit.com/wishlists/457074
- Hardwired Hose Guide

Please see the Sneak Peek PDF which includes the first few sections of the guide as well as a full list of parts:
http://bit.ly/Electro_Sneak-Peek

Due to Etsy's stingy digital file size limit the immediate download you get is a way lower resolution than I originally created. I will email you within 24 hours with a MediaFire link for the 95MB high res version that you can really zoom in on the pictures with. I can also do PayPal if you want to PM me.

The guide is geared toward the layman who can solder and carefully follow directions. The electronics are built outside the trap in modules with removable connectors. This allows everything to be tested then installed. The modular design allows for easier troubleshooting and maintenance.

- Fully illustrated with tons of photos
- Fully bookmarked and internally linked for easy navigation
- Tool list
- Hardware list - the fasteners needed for assembly - also available in my Standard Hardware Kit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/271374377
- Full parts list - all electronic parts are listed - most are available from Adafruit and a shopping list is included
- Skills needed section & FAQ
- Sanding and painting
- Assembling electronic modules
- Updated Deluxe Trap and Pedal build directions with integrated electronics installation for a seamless build
- Arduino setup
- Hardwired hose and Foster connection guide so Trap can be triggered from Pedal while hose can still be removed
- Troubleshooting

And purchased! So awesome! Can't wait to get started on this.
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By canpara
Supporting Member
#4907456
Apparently Joyetech has discontinued this line of e-cigs completely - I have not found my exact replacement yet. Search for 'automatic refillable' and look for a starter kit which will typically have 2 e-cigs, charger, etc. Automatic (pressure activated) tend to be the cigarette shaped ones we're looking for.
I used Halo eCigs for my trap and they worked out well. They have a starter kit which comes with enough parts for two eCigs.

They are little bit wider than the Joytech so when I snapped them into the trap I think I cracked the clips slightly but overall a good option. There is a plastic cap with a hole that goes into the atomizer which is also where you draw the smoke from. The small tube from the pump can be fed sniffly throughly there for an air tight for with an additional set of tubes. It makes refilling easy to since you can remove the cap and the hose can stay in cap.
Does anyone have any other e-cig recommendations now that Joyetech discontinued their eRoll starter kit?
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By SentientPie
#4908313


I used Halo eCigs for my trap and they worked out well. They have a starter kit which comes with enough parts for two eCigs.

They are little bit wider than the Joytech so when I snapped them into the trap I think I cracked the clips slightly but overall a good option. There is a plastic cap with a hole that goes into the atomizer which is also where you draw the smoke from. The small tube from the pump can be fed sniffly throughly there for an air tight for with an additional set of tubes. It makes refilling easy to since you can remove the cap and the hose can stay in cap.
Does anyone have any other e-cig recommendations now that Joyetech discontinued their eRoll starter kit?
I just ordered this set of 5 so I'd have spares https://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-510-THREAD- ... 2749.l2649.

I'm also ordering 510 threaded clearomizer tanks to screw onto it. I'll let you know if this works out for me. Sadly I could only find the tanks from China so I may be waiting a while, but they're super cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-Portable-1- ... 1771514460
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By SentientPie
#4909276
As a quick update, those vapes totally work but they're huge compared to what it was built for, so I kind of had to jury rig it up to fit.

For those who are building these following the electro mechanics guide, let me give you guys some serious warnings that were stressed in the guide but holy crap seriously you need to pay attention when it comes to the door assembly with the servos. Don't skip steps, and really make sure the fit and finish is as good as you can get it. Definitely use Loctite 425 if you can on the set screws. If possible, I'd even recommend buying the appropriate taps for the set screw sizes and pretapping every hole for maximum "bite" since slipping gears becomes a nightmare pretty quick if you're rushing it. Believe me, I've taken that gear assembly apart more times than I'd like to admit and I almost had to message Sean about where to get more chains because I kept snapping them from the constant assembly and disassembly from mistakes I made. You're going to want those rods with the sprockets on them to spin smoothly, so clean up the inside of the areas that they spin really, really well. I highly recommend pre-tapping the door set screws with a 4-40 tap also, on the inside AND outside holes of the doors and making flats on each side of the rails it screws on to (also with Loctite 425). Your next battle after solving any slipping in the sprocket system will be making sure your doors don't slip, so I really recommend not skimping on the prep for those steps.

Gif of it opening, smoking, and closing successfully: https://imgur.com/icEDjuN
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