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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 27, 2014, 10:37 PM

Title: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 27, 2014, 10:37 PM
i like a list on electronics for my bucket such as where to get them what brands and so on. also possible things to put in it. im planing on fans and blue tooth. Vor entye
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: Kuu on Oct 27, 2014, 10:45 PM
Mine:
Personal PA System (voice amplification) = Aker 1505 12W
Hearing Boost = Velleman MK136 Super Stereo Ear Kit
Fans = 9v battery pack with switch soldered to x2 Black Brushless DC Cooling Blower (aka "Squirrel Cage") Fan (size 50mm x 15mm)

Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: Thoranios Xast'or on Oct 27, 2014, 10:45 PM
look on www.adafruit.com. They have plenty of electronics components. you can also look on eBay and Amazon for fans and bluetooth components.
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 28, 2014, 09:54 AM
thanks traat'aliit
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 28, 2014, 09:59 AM
Mine:
Personal PA System (voice amplification) = Aker 1505 12W
Hearing Boost = Velleman MK136 Super Stereo Ear Kit
Fans = 9v battery pack with switch soldered to x2 Black Brushless DC Cooling Blower (aka "Squirrel Cage") Fan (size 50mm x 15

one thing i forgot what do you do about the sound inside the helmet. just talking seems too loud inside the helmet
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: Kuu on Oct 28, 2014, 10:09 AM
Mine doesn't bother me, with the voice amplification I don't have to talk loud even at all. But I've seen some guys create "baffles" with foam blocks glued strategically to funnel the sound, or that line the helmet with fuzzy stuff to absorb some sound.
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 28, 2014, 10:15 AM
thanks vod
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: Thoranios Xast'or on Oct 28, 2014, 10:27 AM
Just remember the more padding you add to the inside, the hotter it'll get.
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Oct 28, 2014, 10:40 AM
yah i was thinking about that thanks
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: Kalska Nubu on Nov 13, 2014, 02:06 AM
I prefer shopping at physical stores whenever possible.  The satisfaction from telling them what its for and seeing their expression alone is priceless. 

"What will you be using this for?"
"A helmet."
"Motorcycle?"
"Mandalorian."
*Blank look/confusion*

That being said, I typically frequent Radioshack for parts as they will usually help out and tell you what else you might need in your circuit.  I've actually gotten some good ideas from them before, and saved a lot of time and money. 

Another place I'd suggest to look would be a motorcycle/auto store.  Especially for that bluetooth, but also for padding and any other tech.  They also usually have Bondo there, and its been recommended to me to use car paint for painting my armour.

If you can't find what you're looking for at either, I'd check a hardware store first before going online.  Local ones sometimes have electrical parts, and you never know what you might find.  Browsing is a great way to brainstorm (and blow a lot of money so be careful).

At the very last, I'd check Amazon as they almost always have the part you need.  I just prefer the human interaction local shops provide.
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Nov 19, 2014, 09:28 AM
I prefer shopping at physical stores whenever possible.  The satisfaction from telling them what its for and seeing their expression alone is priceless. 

"What will you be using this for?"
"A helmet."
"Motorcycle?"
"Mandalorian."
*Blank look/confusion*

That being said, I typically frequent Radioshack for parts as they will usually help out and tell you what else you might need in your circuit.  I've actually gotten some good ideas from them before, and saved a lot of time and money. 

Another place I'd suggest to look would be a motorcycle/auto store.  Especially for that bluetooth, but also for padding and any other tech.  They also usually have Bondo there, and its been recommended to me to use car paint for painting my armour.

If you can't find what you're looking for at either, I'd check a hardware store first before going online.  Local ones sometimes have electrical parts, and you never know what you might find.  Browsing is a great way to brainstorm (and blow a lot of money so be careful).

At the very last, I'd check Amazon as they almost always have the part you need.  I just prefer the human interaction local shops provide.



thanks im still looking aroud and that did help alot ;D
Title: Re: could use some advice on purchasing electronics
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Nov 19, 2014, 04:54 PM
Mine:
Personal PA System (voice amplification) = Aker 1505 12W
Hearing Boost = Velleman MK136 Super Stereo Ear Kit
Fans = 9v battery pack with switch soldered to x2 Black Brushless DC Cooling Blower (aka "Squirrel Cage") Fan (size 50mm x 15mm)

  • Fan (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008P72QYS)
  • Velleman Mk136 (http://www.amazon.com/Velleman-MK136-Super-Stereo-Ear/dp/B004NVVTU2)
  • Aker MR1505 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aker-MR1505-12W-Waistband-Portable-Loud-Voice-Booster-Amplifier-Speaker-US-Stock-/180915814278?)
any suggestions on where to mount them?