Light bar

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From what I (Nils) can remember, the light bar came from some decommissioned fire marshal car. I don't remember who it was that brought it in or was working on it.
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[[User:Edrabbit|Ed]] and [[User:sofauxboho|Reed]] bought the light bar at the Prototype This garage sale in February '09. While it wasn't explicitly stated, it was fairly obvious that the device had been abandoned there by the Navy when they pulled out of Treasure Island in the mid 90s. This was corroborated by the US Navy Property label affixed to it.
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Our goal is to get it working for use on Ed's car at 4th of Juplaya and Burning Man. It is available for non-destructive sharing at other times.
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We looked it over with Jonathan Moore and Mitch, and were then distracted by other projects.
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Nils has since been working on it and has discovered the following:
  
 
This thing uses all 12-volt logic, which makes sense since it would've been powered off a 12 volt battery.
 
This thing uses all 12-volt logic, which makes sense since it would've been powered off a 12 volt battery.
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The guy that was working on it successfully activated some of the lights and the motor to turn the lights by poking at connections internal to the light bar.
 
The guy that was working on it successfully activated some of the lights and the motor to turn the lights by poking at connections internal to the light bar.
 
 
Reed and Ed are responsible for the lightbar. It came from the Prototype This yard sale a while back. Not being as well-versed in electronics as other NB members we brought it to NB to share in the hacking fun.  Would love to chat with whoever actually got it working. --[[User:Edrabbit|Edrabbit]] 17:10, 7 April 2009 (PDT)
 

Revision as of 15:47, 8 April 2009

Ed and Reed bought the light bar at the Prototype This garage sale in February '09. While it wasn't explicitly stated, it was fairly obvious that the device had been abandoned there by the Navy when they pulled out of Treasure Island in the mid 90s. This was corroborated by the US Navy Property label affixed to it.

Our goal is to get it working for use on Ed's car at 4th of Juplaya and Burning Man. It is available for non-destructive sharing at other times.

We looked it over with Jonathan Moore and Mitch, and were then distracted by other projects.

Nils has since been working on it and has discovered the following:

This thing uses all 12-volt logic, which makes sense since it would've been powered off a 12 volt battery.

It is made by "Jetsonic". Here is the manual: Media:Lightbar.pdf.

The guy that was working on it successfully activated some of the lights and the motor to turn the lights by poking at connections internal to the light bar.

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