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#1 samfisher440

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:23 AM

Ok, my plan is making a LED Ring around the jewel area like this: http://www.xbox-scen.../jewel-leds.php
and I wanna attach a switch so that I can switch the LEDs on and off, does anyone know where i can buy a switch that i can easily hook up to the wiring that i have done as exactly done in the tutorial?

Help would be good for a N00b tongue.gif
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#2 XtuRmN8r

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:33 AM

I'd look at an electronics component store, and if noone else from australia answers this, I'd personally read up a bit at www.dansdata.com as he's into circuits, and probably has a reference to a suitable store down under. What you need I believe is called a SPST, or single pole single throw switch. You don't want a momentary switch, which is the type that you have on your computer to turn it on/of, which would close the circuit temporarily. An example of the SPST switch can be found here. http://forums.xbox-s...t&f=24&t=483377 or http://www.radioshac...oductId=2062497

I haven't had any electronics training, so if I'm way off, someone let us know wink.gif

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Edited by XtuRmN8r, 23 January 2006 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Mate, I'll do my research, Cheers biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:51 AM

yes you would need a spst switch. hook up is easy, first off all the switches i have ever worked with have three connections, yours may be different. all you need to do is have the incoming power to the outter lead on the switch and out going to the leds and if you have a third... well do nothing with it. unless its a lighted switch and you want it to light when its on then you hook power to that as well.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:53 PM

Thanks heaps, going down to Dick Smith to see if i can find one, Cheers
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:45 AM

kk guys, purchased a SPST Switch today at good old Dick Smith Electronics. And its one big ass switch...only one they had at DSE Super Store in highpoint: http://www.dse.com.a...duct/View/P7666 I tested it with 1 led and got it working, so it defiantly works (thank you sting369 and XtuRmN8r for the brief info biggrin.gif )
But while I was there I bought this: http://www.dse.com.a...duct/View/T4853 I was so glad i finally found somthing to cut out a dvd window with, I recommend this to anyone who lives in australia, $20 mate. Also bought some wire and resistors but not LEDs cause they are the shitest quality. Im gonna buy LEDs from www.ledshoppe.com does anyone have any experiance with this company?

beerchug.gif thank you very much.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:26 AM

Hey Sam,

I also live in Melbourne and frequent the highpoint DSE store smile.gif

That isnt the right switch though.
PM me and i can also hook you up with a switch for $1 (cheaper than DSE's) and ill include it with the other thing your buying. Its a small switch. Which well, wll it will suit the xbox. i use them all the time.

PM me when you get paypal stuff sorted.

all the info has been givin to you about wiring it smile.gif



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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE(eminvil_12 @ Jan 27 2006, 02:33 AM) View Post
Hey Sam,

I also live in Melbourne and frequent the highpoint DSE store smile.gif

That isnt the right switch though.
PM me and i can also hook you up with a switch for $1 (cheaper than DSE's) and ill include it with the other thing your buying. Its a small switch. Which well, wll it will suit the xbox. i use them all the time.

PM me when you get paypal stuff sorted.

all the info has been givin to you about wiring it smile.gif


he lives in Melbourne,Victoria


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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(beastiekid @ Jan 27 2006, 07:39 PM) View Post

he lives in Melbourne,Victoria


I'd edit that if i were you lol

Victoria is a state in Australia
I live in Vic AUS, he also lives in Vic AUS.

Victoria isn't a Country tongue.gif

#10 samfisher440

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:19 AM

lol, yer we both live in Melbourne which is a city in the state of Victoria which is a state of Australia tongue.gif

UPDATE** I cut my DVD Window and sanded it with the bits from Dick Smith and it looks excellent, the only problem i have is cutting the metal casing that covers the tray, as the bits i bought from DS are not strong enough with a normal cordless drill, should i think about a electric dril? or maybe even a jig saw?? dunno, what did u guys that have dvd windows use?
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:02 AM

why not just take the metal shielding out all together? wink.gif

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:14 AM

lol, because the dvd has to be held in by the spindel at the top, otherwise the disc will just spin right off the disc tray. Anyway, I ended up cutting the metal cover today with a pair of metal cutters, an angle grinder, an electric sander, and lots of help from my stepdad biggrin.gif
Heres some pics (sorry 56kers, lowest picture size on my camera and photoshop is stuffed up):
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Gonna repaint soon when I get the cans of paint, sam tongue.gif
As you can see alot of sanding had to be done biggrin.gif
Next step, Plexi-Glass and Paint....

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:30 PM

you can get them anywhere local hardware store, radio shack, ebay ...................

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 09:57 PM

get a xerc from sickdimension or go to www.sickmods.net they make awsome led chaser's switch's etc. these are way beyond a switch though but are very easy and nice to have installed can make led's do thing's you never thought possible on an xbox lol

Edited by xboxuser5, 29 January 2006 - 09:59 PM.


#15 samfisher440

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:28 AM

thanks for the info guys, purchsing some switchs from eminvil_12, but ill keep this info in mind for the future
Cheers, Sam




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