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http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/m.../BoardStrip.jpg

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/m...rdComponent.jpg

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/m...e/LightsCCT.png

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/m.../BuiltBoard.jpg

Designed the above board that has headlights and integrated brake-tail lights. Cost works out at about $5 Aust and a couple of hous to put it together. The board is 35mm x 13mm with both caps on the board but C1 can be installed off the board in parrallel with the front lights if you have room.

Brake lights come on just before zero throttle. Headlights and Brake lights stay on when at zero throttle or car off track. Haven't fitted it into a digital car yet but intend taking power from the motor leads for the board.

Let me know what you think and if you can see a way to lay out the components on the board better to make it smaller, please share.

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Thank you for redirecting the links Lasp and scuderia turini.

Just got home from work so couldn't do it any earlier myself.

Hope everyone has been able to access the pictures now.

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Hi Lance,
What happened with this? Has the cct been installed in a car? And if so, got any video of it on the track? Will you sell a couple of them if they work? I would be interested to know if it will work with a digital car. Thanks...
 

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Hi JJJ,

Sorry, have been off-line for a while. Had to take my track up due to visitors. This damn house is too small.

I have put the circuit into an analogue car and it works well. Haven't put the board into a digital car as yet but I will as soon as I get time.

Will have to test it on the bench though as my track is all up as I said.

May take me a week or so but will update as soon as I can.

Would be happy to sell a couple. Hadn't really thought about that side of things.

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Here is a link to the video of the circuit board connected across the motor in a digital car. The car is one of the Porsche 997's that come with the Platinum set and does not have any lenses in the high impact body so I can't fit it permenantly as yet. I will be cutting out the body and fitting lenses so that I can fit the light kit permenantly but that won't be for a few months yet. I don't have a proper workshop space in our current rental and can't do much. Will be moving to our own place in November and then the fun can begin with a permenant track and serious car mods.

It's frustrating not being able to race or do any significant mods to the cars. That's why I started the lights project as I can work on these small things here on the computer desk.

Anyway, the car is on ID 6 as you can see from the APB indicator light and definately in digital mode. The light board works perfectly with head and tail lights and brake lights when the throttle is released. The brakes actually come on just before zero throttle. Can't test it on a track as mine is up as I said in the previous post.

I did run it in analogue mode as well with no difference in the performance of the lights.

http://s1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/m...current=002.mp4

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Hi Lance,
Why do you have 2 capacitors...

I made a light circut without the board. just chained everything together. I dont have brake lights though. It works great when i have 2 front lights and 2 rear lights, The fronts stay on for about 5-10min. BUT when using just the front lights they dont stay charged.
I Will post some photos when i have the chance.
 

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Hi Mohawkk,

In the circuit, C1 charges charges when power is applied and provides voltage to the front lights when power is removed. the size of the cap will govern how long they stay on.

C2 will charge when power is applied but be held as T1 is held off. When power is removed, T1 is allowed to open and C2 discharges through it to bring on the brake lights.

Can you post the circuit diagram as well when you put the photos up.

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Hi Lance

I am interested in doing something similar to your project above but only need to have rear tail and brake lights combo.

I have no experience in electronics so would need a real idiots guide as to what parts are required and what is soldered to what.

I also would like to have a third brake light on some cars but cannot find any info on this type of project. from what I could understand from various websites etc I need to have a capacitor that would charge when car is running but LED must no light up and then when car is braking or stopped the Capacitor lights the led.

If anyone can help me with this project that would be great
 
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