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Old 09-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #21
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Electrical soldering is a bit different than sweating copper pipe, but at least it's in the same family.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:52 AM   #22
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Yeah, but it had solder and heat and makes things stick together.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:19 AM   #23
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Why don't you make some John and put them up for sale here?
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:07 AM   #24
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Well Ed, I'm not much for manufacturing for retail sale.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #25
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Well Ed, I'm not much for manufacturing for retail sale.
OK...then you can just give them away, just to those in your friends list.

Is that a second one you made in that picture?
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #26
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John I thought you had a thread on the car, I looked and couldn't find it?
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #27
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OK...then you can just give them away, just to those in your friends list.
How do I get on that friends list?? lol

But seriously, if you can come up with some instructions, I'd love to have a go at it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #28
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Here's the thread on the Track Voltage Monitoring Car. That details the whole gory mess, including my search for meters that worked properly.

The missing link is the schematic, though it was simple. I can't seem to find the file for that project.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #29
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OK...then you can just give them away, just to those in your friends list.

Is that a second one you made in that picture?
OK I answered my own question.
Same car, different meter.

I like the second ones looks better.

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Voltage Measuring Car N1.jpg
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The second meter not only works better, it's actually providing accurate voltage!
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