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Old 09-06-2011, 03:56 PM
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I had an idea for LED license plate PCB. I like this because it sits square against the window.



You should go with a multi-color LED for this one!
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:15 PM
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You should go with a multi-color LED for this one!
They are supposed to be white.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:16 PM
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They are supposed to be white.

I know lol. Only really matters on public roads though. I guess if your truck were for show it would be worth it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:32 PM
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I know lol. Only really matters on public roads though. I guess if your truck were for show it would be worth it.
I only drive my truck on public roads. Even if it was "for show" it would still be tacky looking any color other than white.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:32 PM
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Nice work... I like the PCB License plate lights... Im sure you could make a little money if you made something close to plug in play... I have been struggling with PNPs that keep crapping out and dont put the light in the right spot to actually do much
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:46 PM
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I only drive my truck on public roads. Even if it was "for show" it would still be tacky looking any color other than white.

Eh yeah, I guess so... Just thought a show truck might look alright if the colors were warm and matching the paintjob. Never really thought about it that much though :P
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:24 PM
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:42 AM
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:54 PM
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I built boards for the sidemarker-corners & headlights that are the same as my white ranger. These are for my blue ranger. I painted them today, after already etching, and drilling my holes.. I really like how this blue paint is coming along.


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Old 09-12-2011, 06:56 AM
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How do you build your own circuit boards? Do you just cut them out of a big one? And how do you get the metal contact part that you solder everything to?
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:15 AM
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How do you build your own circuit boards? Do you just cut them out of a big one? And how do you get the metal contact part that you solder everything to?
It's magic.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:39 PM
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Today I started building the power supplies for the LEDs on my 2nd set of headlights (the blue ones). I used my design for the tail lights on my first truck, I just modified it by getting rid of the reverse LED circuit.

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Old 09-17-2011, 02:16 PM
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boards populated today, I spent 7 hours soldering 168 LEDs, 42 resistors: A total of 756 joints.




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Old 09-18-2011, 12:35 PM
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boards populated today, I spent 7 hours soldering 168 LEDs, 42 resistors: A total of 756 joints.
And you clearly have the patience of a saint to solder all 756 of them.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:16 AM
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And you clearly have the patience of a saint to solder all 756 of them.
What happens if he got one backwards?
That's a lot of multi-meter checking to find it.
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