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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:03 pm 
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Hey Guys,
One of the avionics technicians at work put me onto super bright LED modules.
As they were very bright I tried one out on an egg in full light and I was impressed.
So I built a purpose made candler
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It is quite simple to build, you need a project box, led module, a focusing lens for the module, a constant current LED driver module, a push switch, some 25mm conduit, wire and a battery.

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with the lights on and no flash, the egg is an un-incubated one.

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and the lights off


Now the parts are reasonably expensive and it would cost about 40 dollars to build one, but it works great and it doesnt produce the same heat as a normal light bulb of the same brightness.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:09 pm 
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So trev when are going into production ..Or can you list the parts used with some simple how to notes .The hardest thing would be knowing where we can buy these parts .
It looks like it would be good for IZA eggs

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:10 pm 
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how very bright that looks

innovative, well done trev :!:

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Thanks guys,
The test will be to get some dark shelled eggs to try.

Most of the parts are available from Jaycar. Its a bit fiddley to make and requires the use of a soldering iron.
Also if you hook the battery up to the driver module the wrong way it cooks it (learnt the hard way).

It is currently running off a small 12v lead acid battery but will happilly run off a 9 volt cell.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:22 pm 
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:thumbs: and hands free! for the bigger eggs at least :biggrin: Well done!.

:?: Would a mains power one be even easier to make?


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:27 pm 
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That's great Trev. I can't wait to see some pics of some partially incubated eggs.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Holey moley Trev, that is awesome, and i HAVE a Jaycar just down the road too! i would be very keen to make one the same if you can help me through the parts required as petedums has requested... :wink:

it just looks amazing! :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Wonderful idea bloke, thanks for the tip.
one more time before I leave BYP for a week.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:03 pm 
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Ok I will organise some part numbers for the bits and sit down and do a better description of the build process.
Its a pity that I dont need 2 otherwise I would do a step by step with pics.
Unless some one wants me to make one for them?

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Yes please trev! :lol: (but I AM serious)

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NellyG wrote:
Yes please trev! :lol: (but I AM serious)

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Can we see your serious face Nells? Some might not believe you. :rofl: :rofl:

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:thumbs: I-M-P-R-E-S-S-I-V-E :thumbs: great job trev

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:| This is my serious face :|

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WOW I want one , and I need one :wink:

Tell me , is their really such thing as an Avionics Technician , Or is it a new trade for the Avien world :lol: :lol:

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Have you tried it with dark eggs yet Trev?

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