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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 02:09:55 pm »
Never thought about wireless. Arduino could work too.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 02:22:19 pm »
I might use MalcomAL's idea feeding the wires through the top - so no holes cut.
and much easier to lay wires in a channel/slot than feeding them thro' holes ! Not too onerous in this case, but for ex. I have a shelf unit / bookcase affair on which sit all my hifi separates with wires in holes, a right royal pain when needing to rearrange or replace :(

Radio-control fliers doing it all the time.

For a way-out thought => wireless mains power ?anyone, the primary of your transformer on the outside of the box with secondary inside,
hmmm, induction ,,, not done the maths, dunno the losses ??  :D Praps a bit ambitious for the Mk1 coffee table :)


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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 03:12:34 pm »
Aurdino Ill check them out.

Channels - great tip! Yes wiresless sounds a cool idea maybe mk 3/4 !

Another question I have a bachman EZ command

https://hattonsimages.blob.core.windows.net/products/36-500_1010034_Qty1_1.JPG

What are peoples thoughts on a wireless controller instead? I see ones that control points also? Would this be a good compromise? Rather than EZ command and turnout switches OR a fancy touchscreen rasberry pie or aurdino setup

I have no experience in this so any idea greatly appreciated!

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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 03:55:03 pm »
I see ones that control points also? Would this be a good compromise?
Sounds interesting, Link ? pse :)

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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 04:21:46 pm »
This is what I was looking at, but it's probably quite expensive! And if not popular here I would presume its not revolutionary!

http://www.dynamisdcc.com/products/


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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 12:49:03 am »
It definitely looks expensive, but most definitely cool!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 09:00:31 am »
This is what I was looking at, but it's probably quite expensive! And if not popular here I would presume its not revolutionary!

http://www.dynamisdcc.com/products/


I think that you willl find that this only works in 'Line of Sight' ie like a TV remote and if the handset is not pionted directly at the receiver than there is a loss of signal.

I stand to be corrected.
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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2017, 09:05:18 am »
I can't verify that either, but with a coffee table layout, would that be a problem?  :thumbsup:
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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 09:36:06 am »
I can't verify that either, but with a coffee table layout, would that be a problem?  :thumbsup:

Ok if the receiver were on the table top, but not underneath on the magazine shelf.
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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2017, 11:34:01 am »
I think that you willl find that this only works in 'Line of Sight' ie like a TV remote and if the handset is not pionted directly at the receiver than there is a loss of signal.
I stand to be corrected.
Thanks, I think you are right.
 Digging around for reviews it appears to be infra-red, (as you say, TV type)  not radio control. :(

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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2017, 11:38:07 am »
PS another thought : Infrared doesnt like going through glass either ,, does it ? I feel an experiment with the TV is required >>> 
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Edit Update, my TV remote will operate through a microscope slide OK ! but that is quite thin, I have not got a glass off of a coffee table though, I wonder who has, I wonder who we can volunteer  hehee.
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Re: IKEA coffee table layout
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2017, 10:46:00 pm »
Thanks all. Think Im going to abandon that idea going infrared its a bit old school these days!

If there was a out of the box plug and play wireless system I could use via a online device then happy days but as its my first layout Im going to sack that idea in!

Im a web developer and a bit surprised there is not open source browser based control system!!

Anyhow, Im going get this thing wired up and working then going to develop it from there.

Is there a better controller than the Bachman EZ controller? Something handheld then it dosent have to be mounted?

Thanks again for all the help. I have a much better idea of how to do this now..

 

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