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  1. This should clear up your problems with viewing topics. Seems there is a problem with the Rough Country background theme.
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    Old topics "throwing an error"

    I was getting the same thing. Also says 'This theme may be out of date.' Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on THEME then select DEFAULT. That should clear it up. The ROUGH COUNTRY Theme apparently has an issue.
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    Photobucket photos

    I was doing a little browsing through old posts and noticed that pictures I had posted in the past using Photobucket are back online now. Did Photobucket finally realize that no one was going to pay the $400 per year they were asking? Good to see lost content back on the forum.
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    Question for the "Board builders and Suppliers

    I keep several copies of my work. It would be a disaster if I were to lose all that information.
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    Instagram

    Photobucket is the worst. I lost a lot of pics on here and other sites that I had posted of camera and slave flash hacks I have done. One of these days when I really have some spare time I will try to update the photos using another site such as Flickr but not sure if I will ever be able to get them all reposted. I don't have an Instagram account but may have to open one.
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    Crypto currency

    I have never even heard of it so I guess to answer your question, No, I will not be accepting it. I am a bit of a country bumpkin and don't get out much so what do I know.
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    Post Your Car Resto Project

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    Post Your Car Resto Project

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    Post Your Car Resto Project

    350 bored 30 over with Edelbrock High Rise intake and Edelbrock 600 cfm 4 barrel carb and dual exhaust.
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    Post Your Car Resto Project

    When I started that project my thought was to have a white truck with old school flames painted on the bedside fenders, the front fenders and down along the doors and the hood. After painting the flames on the bedside fenders I changed my mind and sanded the bed again and just went with all white. Kind of wish I had did the flames after it was all said and done but wasn't going to go back and repaint again. LOL
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    Post Your Car Resto Project

    You got that right, a ton of sweat, lots of hours as well as a lot of money. This was all a back yard restoration and all the work I did myself including the painting. Not a Boyd Coddington masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but I thought it turned out alright. Here's a few more photos, some before and after.
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    Post Your Car Resto Project

    This is a 1970 Chevy C10 stepside pickup that I bought in 2001. Took about 6 years to restore it, boy what a job. Took it to a few local old car shows over the years but I sold it a couple of years ago.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Here is what is needed to put together a picaxe 14M slave control board. Once again, I am not trying to take any credit for this just passing along what I have learned and it is working great so far. I did use a 100K resistor for R5 but with testing on the breadboard, it may be possible to use a 33K instead. I think the most critical factor may be if it is used as an internal or external slave. If used as an external, you may want to go higher for more sensitivity. The original drawing was posted by Ron (bowgod02) but I did make the changes for the PT input location, so that is correct now. This is the code I am using and as before, I made a couple of changes to Ron's original posting. I changed the TO counter and one other thing in order to get the cap to charge at the right time. ************ Slave control and trigger using picaxe 14M chip ****************** 'Last change on 01-31-2011 ' Input from PT on input 0 ' Input from CDS om input ADC4 ' Output to led on output 1 ' Output to trigger slave on output 4 ' Output power to PT on output 0 ' Output power to slave flash mosfet on output 2 ' Output to CDS on output 3 Symbol Flash_Flag = b11 ' Flag to count the # of flashes seen Symbol Fire_Flag = b12 ' Flag to fire the slave flash Symbol TO_Counter = W1 ' Timeout counter Symbol Slave_Refresh = W2 ' Slave refresh timer Symbol Flash_On = 2 ' Flash Charge Mosfet Symbol CDS_OUT = 3 ' Power to CDS Symbol PT = 0 ' Power to PT Symbol Night_Flag = b13 Symbol CDS_Value = b10 Symbol Day = b9 Symbol Night = b8 Night = 128; lux level 7 = 100k(R16) 2v @ 4v 2 X 256 / 4 = 128 Day = 117 setint %00000001,%00000001 'activate interrupt when pin0 only goes high disablebod High 1 pause 500 low 1 pause 500 High 1 pause 500 low 1 pause 2000 GoSub CdsChk IF Night_Flag = 1 Then GoSub Slave_Charge Main: ' Main loop monitoring flags to determine what function to run based on flags set If Slave_Refresh = 40 And Night_Flag = 1 Then GoSub Slave_Charge EndIf If Flash_Flag <> 0 Then inc TO_Counter EndIF ' Start counter if first flash detected If TO_Counter = 35 then Gosub TimeOut ' Timeout here if no other flash detected. Adjust value if necessary to fit camera. If Fire_Flag = 1 then ' Fire the flash if flag is set. Disable interrupts. Setint off Gosub Fire_Flash EndIF GoSub CdsChk If Night_Flag = 1 Then Inc Slave_Refresh let pins = %00000001 EndIf 'If Night_Flag = 0 Then 'let pins = %00000000 'sleep 130 'Endif Goto Main '============================ 'SUBS '============================ Interrupt: 'Try and get out of the interrupt sub as quick as possible. Mainly just set flags and exit. Pauses or loops will cause timing issues. If Flash_Flag <=2 then inc Flash_flag EndIf Do while pin0 = 1 'Loop around until the pin goes low. This is necessary in order to detect the second flash. For some reason the pin does not go low right away. Loop If Flash_Flag = 2 Then 'Set fire flag once second flash is detected. Fire_flag = 1 EndIF setint %00000001,%00000001 'Turn interrupts back on. Return Fire_Flash: High Flash_On ' Turn on slave flash mosfet High 4 ' Trigger slave pause 500 Low 4 Low Flash_On ' Turn off slave flash mosfet Flash_flag = 0 ' Reset flags Fire_Flag = 0 TO_Counter = 0 Slave_Refresh = 0 ' Restart our 10min period Gosub Slave_Charge ' Slave fired so we need to recharge setint %00000001,%00000001 ‘ Turn Interrupt back on Return TimeOut: Flash_Flag = 0 ' Reset flags TO_Counter = 0 Gosub Flash_Led ' Flash Led to indicate time out. Return Flash_Led: For b0 = 1 To 50 Toggle 1 pause 20 Next Return Slave_Charge: High Flash_On Pause 6000 ' charge for 10sec Low Flash_On Slave_Refresh = 0 ' restart our 10min period Return CdsChk: High CDS_Out 'Turn on pin to supply voltage to cds voltage divider readadc 4 , CDS_Value ' Read light value 'IF Night_Flag IS SET THEN WE CHECK TO SEE IF THE LIGHT LEVEL IS > = 117 IF ADC GREATER OR = THEN STILL DARK AND EXIT 'IF ITS BELOW 117 THEN WE CLEAR NITEFLG AND RETURN 'IF Night_Flag = 0 THEN CHECK TO SEE IF ADC ABOVE 128 THEN WE SET NITEFLG AND RETURN Low CDS_Out 'Turn off voltage divider If Night_Flag = 1 And CDS_Value >= Day Then GoTo CdsChk_Exit 'already set and Still dark so we exit Else Night_Flag = 0 ' already set and Daylight so clear flag EndIf If Night_Flag = 0 And CDS_Value <= Night Then Night_Flag = 1 ' Its dark so set flag Else Night_Flag = 0 ' Daylight so clear flag EndIf CdsChk_Exit: Return The parts are pretty simple. Resistors, couple of diodes, Mosfet, SCR, CDS, opto isolator, PT and of course some 14M chips. Mouser parts are: SCR----part # 863-MCR22-6RLRAG PT------part# 638-PT908-7C Mosfet----part # 512-RFD14N05L The CDS I used came from Radio Shack as a package with different sizes. The opto isolator I got off of Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT That's pretty much it except for an ON/OFF switch, I used a push button type from Tayda Electronics. I guess if you wanted to you could add some of the little terminal blocks for connections from Viv board to slave board and for battery connections but I didn't because it would require a larger board and I wanted to keep it close to the original slavemaster by Dave at Bigfoot. The way mine is set up it's just like connecting the slavemaster to your Vivitar board. Hope this helps some more guys make their own slave control boards. One other piece of advice that I was given and I will pass it along; use your breadboard to lay this out before you solder anything. That way you can hook it up to a slave and test it out to see if it is working the way you want it to or troubleshoot any problems you may have. Good luck and happy building.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Sorry, those have been gone for quite awhile. I found the one I have been doing the testing with stashed away in a box on my workbench.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    I was pretty sure I just copied and pasted the code on page 1 of this thread when I tested it the other day so to confirm that I just did it again and I got the same results. I fired 6 pics with a Sony S40, waiting about 15 seconds between shots, and the slave flash fired each time at various distances from the PT. No modification to the code, downloaded just as it is on page 1.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Have you tried swapping out the 3023? I have had a few over the years fail and the slave would not fire.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Well, I just went back and looked at the pics of your board and does look like you have it connected properly. I don't know what is going on but it has to be something simple.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Sounds like you are missing connecting 100R to leg 3 of the scr. Connect leg 6 of 3023 to one side of the resistor, the other leg of the resistor goes to leg 3 of the scr and then from leg 3 of the scr to trigger +
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    <quote> It looks like (hard to see on your board) you have pin 6 of 3023 going thru the resistor to pin 3 scr (anode) then to trigger + </quote> That is correct, you should change yours so pin 6 of 3023 is going through the resistor and then the resistor to leg 3 of the scr and then to trigger + and I think you will be golden. All the rest of your pins on the scr and 3023 are correct, I have pin 2 of the scr (gate) going to pin 4 of 3023 and that is it, same as yours. Pin 1 of the scr goes to trigger negative. You should be good with the 33K for the PT but if not try the 10K again.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    Not sure if these photos will help you at all but here they are.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    I checked the board I have and the resistor at the PT is a 10K, not 100k as indicated in the drawing. Seems I remember having to test different resistor values to get it to work consistently and the 10K is what I came up with. You should also change C1 to a 33uf to stabilize voltage to the Picaxe, you will get resets sometimes when the slave fires when using the smaller capacitor listed in the drawing. All other parts are the same as in the drawing. I tested about 25 - 30 flashes using a S40 with and without the AF illuminator at distances of 1 foot out to 10 feet and it worked each time as long as I gave the slave about 12-15 seconds to recharge between pics. It probably would have fired sooner if I had new C cell batteries powering the board and slave (Vivitar 3700).
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    I found one of my old boards and did a preliminary test with it using the code for the 16F688 microchip just to confirm the board was working and it is. I then swapped to the Picaxe 14M chip with the posted code and that is working also with the little bit of testing I have had time to do. When I get a chance I will check all the resistor values and other parts to see if I have something that is different other than what was posted in the drawing but I am pretty sure the mcr is correct and I know for sure the MOC3023 is the same.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    I need to see if I still have one of my old original slave control boards around and try it with a 14M Picaxe chip and the code and see what happens. Like I said, it has been a long time since I have messed with this so I can't remember much about how it was performing.
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    Bad day for slaves

    I have had the same issue with a few Vivitar 2800 flashes off of ebay, seller claims to be 100% working and then you get it to find out there is no way it was working with leaking batteries inside. One I got was claimed to be tested and working, the batteries were so corroded I couldn't even open the battery door, had to pry the darn thing off. So far I have always been able to get a refund from the sellers so maybe you will get your money back, if not you can always file a claim to get your refund.
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    Picaxe 14m Slave Controller

    That is strange, it will Syntax fine for me when set to the 14M2 chip.
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