Wismec Reuleaux rX2/3 Check Battery Fix

If you want help fixing your device or want me to do it please contact me.

With no drops, no overheating, 2 batteries in use and a lower power user the Wismec rX2/3 started throwing a Check Battery error. I did not have the proper hex bit to do the existing standard fixes so I came up with a new fix.

To test if this is the fix for you connect a piece of wire to the 2 points below with batteries in and attempt to fire the device. If the Check Battery error does not appear then this fix should work for you.

The new fix bypasses the cover connections. With that said the note that this fix has not been checked against using 3 batteries so use at your own risk. I apologize for not taking pictures during the repair so I have illustrated over pictures posted on the net by others. Credit for original images at end of post.

Solder a wire between the 2 points circled in yellow and shown connected in red. Beauty of this fix is that you can test without the back cover. Once the new wire was is in place I reassembled with everything working.

If you use this fix contact me and let me know how it turned out.

Reuleaux RX2/3 Fix
Reuleaux RX2/3 Check Battery Fix

Try this at you’re own risk and understand I’m not responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Image adapted from

Ep 7: Bronzeville Episode 6 Coverage

Welcome to episode 7 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 6 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MickGinger, Witch Doctor and MrRedBeard. We are covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

Picture is believed to be Al Capone and an unidentified friend at Happy Hollow in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Picture is believed to be Al Capone and an unidentified friend at Happy Hollow in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

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Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

Ep 6: Bronzeville Episode 5 Coverage

Welcome to episode 6 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 5 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MickGinger and MrRedBeard. We are covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

The following image is from the book Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City.

The Policy Racket - From the book Black Metropolis
The Policy Racket – From the book Black Metropolis

This is the edition RedBeard has and the version that the graphic above is from.

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Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

DIY Geiger Counter – Planning

I’ve always wanted to have and build a Geiger Counter. This doesn’t mean I want to start experimenting with radioactive materials, I just have a general interest. At most I might collect items from thrift stores that measure higher than normal amounts of radiation. At most I wouldn’t mind sputtering the radioactive metal onto glass slides.

Found some tutorials but the most appealing to me was one built by tanner_tech featured on HackADay.com recently that utilized a 555 timer and a step up transformer to get the 400V. 400V across the tube allows gamma rays or beta particles to start the ionization completing the circuit.

After settling on a design I purchased 3 Russian Geiger tubes CI-3BG / SI-3BG from ebay link here. They sent me 4…. Win!

I want to take this one step further and have the data output to a screen and log that data rather than just make noise. So the end result will be an Arduino or Raspberry Pi to control the Geiger Counter. I just need to learn the best way to take the 400v pulses and turn that into something a microcontroller can safely read. If you know the best way to do this please contact me.

After a few corrections to the circuit to level the voltage to a consistent 400V I believe I’m ready to begin building the initial geiger counter. That is after I get a few other projects out of the way. Being able to simulate the circuit, as shown below, was a huge help.

Parts List

  • 1x 555 timer
  • 2x 47k resistors
  • 1x 22nF capacitor
  • 1x 2.2nF capacitor
  • 1x 1k resistor
  • 1x 8:800 ohm transformer
  • 1x Any N-channel MOSFET
  • 2x 1n4007 diode (on regulator)
  • 2x 100nF 500 volt capacitor (on regulator)
  • 4x 100 volt zener diode
  • 1x Geiger tube (in simulation I’m using a lamp)

If built from scratch, buying parts in small quantities each unit is estimated to cost around $12-$15 so not bad at all.

Recreation of the circuit with simulation on EveryCircuit

Friggin loving Every Circuit! Visually seeing the results and being able to tweak values during live simulation is beautiful.

Links to original design

Tanner_tech’s Instructables

RC Truck With Electromagnetic Accelerator Turret

There are many different types of RC cars on the market today, that come in all different price ranges and can do all kinds of different things. In this instructable, I will not only be showing you how to build an RC military truck kit that I recieved in the mail, but how to build your own DC motor...
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Stepper Motor Key-tar: a New Kind of Instrument

Have you ever started a printer, and heard the various sounds it creates? Wouldn't it be awesome to create a whole instrument that plays these retro printer sounds on actual printer parts? Well, you're in luck. In this Instructable, I will show you how to build the Stepper Motor Keytar. This rec...
By: tanner_tech

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DIY Induction Heater

When you think of a way to heat up a metal object, you think of fire -right? Fire is an inefficient, old fashioned, and slow way to heat up metal objects. It wastes lots of energy as heat and creates lots of dirty smoke. Well, what if you could have a way to heat up metal objects that solves all ...
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12 Volt 50 Amp Bench Integrated Power Supply

A lot of the power supplies that you see on the internet that can only supply 12 volts do not pack very much power. They can only supply a few amps. Some of my projects required a lot more current than most ATX or other bench power supplies could handle! What if I told you that you could build an...
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Electromagnetic Fidget Spinner Accelerator

Fidget Spinners are little plastic toys with a bearing in the center. They are fun for a little bit, but get boring after a while due to their slow spinning speeds. There are ways to make them spin faster, but these methods involve using a bulky air compressor or an expensive can of compressed air...
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DIY Cathode Ray Tube: Interacting With Electrons

Electrons: they are all around us, but we cannot really see or interact with them. Luckily, there is a device that will let you. A cathode ray tube, or CRT, is a glass tube with electrodes on either end. When there is a vacuum drawn and a high voltage across the two electrodes, a cathode ray form...
By: tanner_tech

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Ep 5: Bronzeville Episode 4 Coverage

Welcome to episode 5 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 4 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are MickGinger, DW Witch Doctor and MrRedBeard. We are covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

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Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

Make Batman West Again

Picture it Adam West in a delusion of grandeur convinced that he is Batman. That is the Batman movie I want. Is that so crazy? I mean we had a Batman suit with nipples and we had Cast Iron Man so why not Adam West again in a super hero comedy? Just imagine throughout the movie Adam West in the various Bat Suits walking around talking like Mayor West from Family Guy.

Adam West as Every Batman

Microwave Plasma Chamber – Part 3 – What is Plasma? Experiments planned

Photos of plasma being created in a microwave oven from 2 experiments I conducted in the past
Photos of plasma being created in a microwave oven from 2 experiments I conducted in the past

Most people are familiar with 3 states of matter being solid, liquid, and gas but a lot of people are not familiar with the 4th. The fourth state of matter is plasma defined as an ionized gaseous mixture consisting of highly charged positive ions and free electrons (negative charge) that result in little or no electric charge. The amount of energy in each state of matter increases as you progress. Plasma is typically created at low pressures or at very high temperatures. Believe it or not plasma is the most common form of matter in the universe. [taken from definition, wiki, and general knowledge]

Examples of plasma are neon signs, CFL bulbs, lightning strikes and probably what I’m most interested in Fusion (the sun). Uses of plasma can be found in the manufacturing of electronic components such as semiconductors, metal plating of glass/silicon/etc, mineral extraction, ion propulsion and one day a very clean and efficient energy source.

Plasma conducts electricity and can be manipulated with a magnetic field. These properties are at the core of what I want to accomplish with the plasma chamber.

Experiments for the chamber

  • Small scale plasma accelerator
  • Plasma sputter plating of metals on to glass
  • Ion drive simulation
  • Magnetic containment fields
  • Effect of plasma being pushed through a coil
  • Plasma being formed with various gases and/or particle filled gases
  • Custom waveguide antennas to concentrate energy for various applications
  • Effect of electricity being applied across plasma
  • Effect of shooting electrons through plasma
  • Find a way to manipulate power and frequency of RF signal

 

Microwave Plasma Chamber Part 1 & Part 2

Click here to browse through posts written about my interests in Microwave Projects

Ep 4: Bronzeville Episode 3 Coverage

Welcome to episode 4 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 3 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts this week are DW Witch Doctor and MrRedBeard. We will be covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

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Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed

Ep 3: Bronzeville Episode 2 Coverage

Welcome to episode 3 of the Bronzeville FanCast covering episode 2 of the Bronzeville Series. You’re hosts are MickGinger, DW Witch Doctor and MrRedBeard. We will be covering every new release of Bronzeville.

Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

RSS Feed for the Bronzeville FanCast – http://www.mickred.com/category/bronzeville/feed/

 

What did you hear? Tell us on twitter!

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Music Credits:

Excerpt of Louis Armstrong’s cover of Old Man Mose which is Public Domain which was remixed