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2:17pm 07-04-2012
Lucian
Hello,
I built the Stair Light project and everything works great. Thank you so much. I have a small request to make. Is it possible to send me (or buy) the source code for step by step lighting. I have the "all led on" version but I realy want the version to light each led step by step. Thank you so much, Lucian
Replied on: 12:41pm 09-27-2012

Yes, the code on the site if the basic one. Please email me for the one you would like.
http://alan-parekh.com/contact-information/

8:59am 07-01-2012
David
Hi Alan!

Thank you for stair light project. It works perfectly. Is it possible to get the hex file, version 1.3 or 1.4? I tried to MicroCode Studio (MCSX) but show me an error. I have no experience with this. It would be very happy if they could get the new version.
Best regards
David



P. S. Sorry for my english.
Replied on: 12:44pm 09-27-2012

Please use the 2.56A version of PICBasic Pro.

11:45pm 05-27-2012
aryan
hello alan ,im very much impressed with your personality and your talents ..i would like to do things like you im sure i cant be you ..im very much new to this field and i dont know where to start ,so can you help me by directing what are the things i have to know,i should study and giving a overall figure about this ,it will be very helpful to me ,,thanks
Replied on: 1:16pm 09-27-2012

You can start here.
http://hackedgadgets.com/2012/08/30/ece4760-microcontroller-lectures-posted-online/

3:13am 05-12-2012
Sid
Hi Alan,
I am trying to build a coil-gun like the one you made, from my project. i found it really awesome. I need you assistance in doing the same. can you please send me the details of how did you make the gun. can you please mail me the instructions? like what are the parts needed to make the gun? how to assemble it and so on. hope you help me with it. waiting for your reply. hope you reply back soon.
Thanking you.
Replied on: 12:46pm 09-27-2012

This was featured on Hacked Gadgets. There should be a link in the article with more info.

Alan

12:54pm 05-09-2012
Florens Van Houtte
Hi Alan,

I'm an 18 year old student from Belgium and its my final year in high school and this year we have a to make a project. while I was surfing on your website I was thinking to make a hdd clock but I'm stuggling a liitle bit.. I don't know what language the program is.. and i also would like to contact you for some details. It would mean alot and help me alot!

thank you

PS: you've built some great projects!!
Replied on: 1:06pm 09-27-2012

This was written in PicBasic Pro

1:18pm 04-21-2012
Scott Talley
Hi Alan...
I bought your stair lighting kit from you six years ago and it's still going strong. I always meant to send you the pictures from the second story addition....well...

I just got to say, it is the hit of my remodel addition...

Thank you so much for the help and if you want pics of the finished product, just let me know.
Replied on: 1:07pm 09-27-2012

Great to hear!

6:03pm 04-16-2012
Ivan Jimenes
Hi Alan,

Great videos!. Your projects are inspirational stuff.
I was wondering if you can guide me with my project.
I am working on a similar project but i have limited experience. I was wondering if you could provide me some information or schematics about how to connect solar panels,computer fans, motion sensors and a led light.

I want to connect to a solar panel :

-three 12V computer fans
-eight led lights
-one motion sensor

Computer fans and lights must turn on when sensor is activated by motion also computer fans and light have to stay turned on up to 10 minutes.

Again wonderful work there!

Thanks
Ivan J.
Replied on: 1:11pm 09-27-2012

I think all you may need is a motion sensor that has a time output needed for the shortest delay then build a pulse stretcher circuit for the longer delay needed.

11:46am 04-15-2012
Emil
Hi Alan,

I would like to use the automatic light controller for two flights of stairs (three entrances). I have a 12 Volt DC source, 100 W and LED strip lights monochrome.
Do you think your controller would work for this setting?
Is it possible to have 4 sensors instead of two, one pair for each flight of stairs?
How much would that cost and how long does it take to get the final product?
Thank you.
Best regards,
Emil
Replied on: 1:12pm 09-27-2012

Sorry this controller can't control strip lights due to their power consumption.

12:50pm 04-04-2012
karajo
Hi Alan.i'm trying to built hdd clock but i have a problem. i program the pic (PIC16F628A) i connect everything in the circuit exept the beam sensor.when i turn it on the leds are on all the time and nothing happents,like i give 5 volts only in the leds.i think i did everthing right .any suggestions?

Sorry for bad english.
Replied on: 1:14pm 09-27-2012

You might want to connect the beam sensor and see if it starts to work.

12:09pm 04-03-2012
george s lavra
Great! Just starting to work w/cell phone display. Good info and resources.
Replied on: 1:17pm 09-27-2012

Thanks.

1:57pm 04-01-2012
Rogerio Francisco
Hi Alan, could you help me with 16f727 touch, i´m trying to do a circuito with 16 touch buttons and 16 leds. please.
Replied on: 12:54pm 09-27-2012

A sensor chip like this might work well for you.
http://www.azoteq.com/images/stories/pdf/iqs316_datasheet.pdf

2:42am 02-12-2012
Bagus Lemarki
Hi Alan, can you help me, i looking for the Fireball V90 CNC Router Assembly. I saw your article at hackedgatgets.com about that. can you tell me how about the Fireball, would you show me the spec, anda about the price, if i buy one of them, can buy the spare part, because i want make it to education on my country. Thanks before. Sincerly Bagus
Replied on: 5:19am 02-12-2012

The CNC machine is lots of fun. You can see the company who makes it here.
https://probotix.com/

3:07am 01-24-2012
findo
hi alan we are working on single column rotating LED display .can i know what type of Led do we need to use . i need to know the specifications of the LED .
Replied on: 9:11pm 02-04-2012

Hi Findo,

You can use normal 5mm ones like the ones that we sell.
http://alan-parekh.vstore.ca/index.php/cName/leds-individual-leds

10:12pm 01-12-2012
Noel
HI Alan, my son put together the gear clock christmas present last night. It only took him 3 hours to solder the board and assemble the clock. He plugged it in and its keeping time perfect. Not bad for a first time soldering on a board being only 12 years old. I'm so proud of him. It looks great. Or, in his words, "its ethic". I think he is hooked

Replied on: 9:12pm 02-04-2012

Looks great Noel. Thanks for sharing it.

4:45pm 01-01-2012
Rick
Excellent...I have seen the videos about the HD fans and I think its a great idea. Very cleaver indeed. I would love to know everything about electronics but I think there's too much to learn and I don't have a so good memory. Hats for all those people who have creativity and knowledge to reach their goals and build all kinds of things / gadgets. Rick
Replied on: 9:14pm 02-04-2012

Hi Rick,

Just start small and learn from there.

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