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#64679
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Shadaraman wrote:
limbolance wrote:
Rather than use batteries, do you think its possible to hook them to wires and "string" them? Would probably need some kind of converter for low voltage...


Most of my electrical knowledge comes from high school physics and from osmosing things from electrical engineers when I hang out with them, but I think all you need to drop the voltage for the LED is a resistor.


Yup. In fact, if you order LEDs off of ebay from Hong Kong or China sellers they will often provide you with the resistors as well.

@limbolance,
As far as hooking them to wires... well, in my mind, there are too large a benefit to using batteries and making the piece truly modular that I would never hardwire the pieces up.
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#64681
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 5 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
jchunick wrote:
Shadaraman wrote:
limbolance wrote:
Rather than use batteries, do you think its possible to hook them to wires and "string" them? Would probably need some kind of converter for low voltage...


Most of my electrical knowledge comes from high school physics and from osmosing things from electrical engineers when I hang out with them, but I think all you need to drop the voltage for the LED is a resistor.


Yup. In fact, if you order LEDs off of ebay from Hong Kong or China sellers they will often provide you with the resistors as well.

@limbolance,
As far as hooking them to wires... well, in my mind, there are too large a benefit to using batteries and making the piece truly modular that I would never hardwire the pieces up.


I briefly considered making some pieces that were battery powered but could be wired to each other anyway, either for more power or for communications. I don't think I could fit all the parts I would need in a 2x2 piece, but maybe someday I'll experiment with some larger pieces (resin caverns, maybe?).

More on topic, this mod continues to be amazing. My wallet is somewhat fearful of the day you start selling these. Any guess what you'll charge?
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#64789
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 5 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I am looking at using the 12volt wiring systems used in miniature doll houses - what voltage do the tea lights you used require?
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#64790
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 5 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
limbolance wrote:
I am looking at using the 12volt wiring systems used in miniature doll houses - what voltage do the tea lights you used require?

All LEDs you will find for miniature work will require 3-5V to function. You need to use a resistor if using a 12V power source. If you buy a LED already wired up then look for one rated for 12V as it will then have the proper resistor wired in.
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#66916
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Very nice. I've done a lot of work on torches as well. They are the fun part. The magnets give me a lot of ideas. I'm struggling finding small enough battery holders. Currently I'm using CR2032 batteries, as they are thin enough to easily fit under the tile, but they are wide and I have to grind out a big enough space for them. I'm finding tea lights to be the best source for cannibalizing switches.

My question is, what batteries do you typically use in your projects and where do you find battery holders for them? I'm looking for much smaller batteries then CR2032

Thanks
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#66921
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Runeweaver wrote:
Very nice. I've done a lot of work on torches as well. They are the fun part. The magnets give me a lot of ideas. I'm struggling finding small enough battery holders. Currently I'm using CR2032 batteries, as they are thin enough to easily fit under the tile, but they are wide and I have to grind out a big enough space for them. I'm finding tea lights to be the best source for cannibalizing switches.

My question is, what batteries do you typically use in your projects and where do you find battery holders for them? I'm looking for much smaller batteries then CR2032

Thanks

Thanks for the compliment, Runeweaver. I am using CR2032's as well, but I have also found that you can use two AG3's which are also referred to as LR41 or SR41. They output 1.5V each so you need two for 3V. I have had to make custom holders for them, which can be done with resin casting or using styrene tubes and sheets, etc.
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#66950
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Good information on the batteries. I was just now able to pick up 100 of the LR41 batteries for $7 USD. Not a bad price. I'll see what I can do with them. Much appreciated.
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#67429
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 1 Month, 3 Weeks ago  
I always meant to do this with the original ones but never got around to it...or rather finished it.

Have half completed Den of Evil pieces with a different paint job.

Pretty awesome job! Might have to dig out the incomplete project.

jchunick wrote:
Here are the pics. I'll write more soon.








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#67434
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 1 Month, 3 Weeks ago  
@Thenorthman,
I hope this inspires you to get back into it. The DF pieces have such great detail but due to the nature of tiles they do need more stuff added through moding to break up that repetition, I think.

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I recently purchased a tabletop drill press from Canadian Tire when it went on sale for $99 so I can now do a bunch of these to sell. I'll have some more pictures real soon and will probably post a few "How To's" so others can do the same.

My philosophy is an 'open source' type philosophy. this is stuff that anyone can learn to do and great ideas should be shared. If you don't have the time or don't feel you have the skill... well, those are the people I eventually want to sell my mods to when I finally get my butt in gear :-)

That's why I want to do tutorials on all this stuff I'm doing, plus you should also get a better appreciation for the time and work involved in creating these pieces too which shouldn't detract from the cost of buying them.
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#67459
Re:Magnetic Connectors Wall Mod 1 Month, 3 Weeks ago  
Jchunick,
I'm definitely one of "those" people you seek to target when selling your mods so please send me an email when you have any for sale...dndgamer@live.com.

That goes for others, too.
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