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Author Topic: Bob Boyce Hex Controller  (Read 75170 times)

Offline ZaPHoN

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 04:47:31 AM »
Groundloop

Can you please rar up the Solidworks part files with the assembly files. The assembly you have is no good without them unless you save the assembly as a single part file.

I've been using Solidworks for over 8 years and this fast.asm file is no good without the part files in the correct directory which should be the same root that fast.asm is in.

Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

ZaP

PS Using Solidworks 2010 SP3 and 2009 SP6

@sterlinga,

I'm have designed a 3 channel switch. It is NOT an replica of the controller
that Bob Boyce did, but my version can switch fast enough for the short
pulses required. I will soon receive the same Iron powder core and silver
coated, Teflon insulated copper wire for the core. So my toroid core will be
a close replica of the core seen in the videos. My design is open source
and can be copied, shared or posted on the net.

The design files and software can be downloaded here:
http://home.no/ufoufoufoufo/fastswitch.rar

Groundloop.

Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 07:31:06 AM »
@ZaPHoN,

The HW design is described in drawings by the use of Windows Paint.

The SW is made by using MPLAB from:
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en019469&part=SW007002

Groundloop.

Offline ZaPHoN

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2009, 06:29:36 PM »
Ahhh I see. It seem Solidworks is picking up the file as an old solidworks assembly file. The extension long ago for solidworks use to be *.asm.

Thanks for the clarification.

@ZaPHoN,

The HW design is described in drawings by the use of Windows Paint.

The SW is made by using MPLAB from:
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en019469&part=SW007002

Groundloop.

Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2009, 10:10:29 PM »
@ZaPHoN,

The .asm file is the source code for the PIC16F84A. If you download the MPLAB
program (it's free) then you can make a project and import the .asm file.
The .HEX file is the ready compiled file for the micro controller. I have updated
the ziped package with new information covering the transformer.

The new information can be downloaded here: http://home.no/ufoufoufoufo/fastswitch.rar

Alex.

Offline ZaPHoN

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2009, 10:44:17 PM »
Thanks a bunch.


Would anyone happen to have the mechanical properties of theToroid Coil?
ZaP

@ZaPHoN,

The .asm file is the source code for the PIC16F84A. If you download the MPLAB
program (it's free) then you can make a project and import the .asm file.
The .HEX file is the ready compiled file for the micro controller. I have updated
the ziped package with new information covering the transformer.

The new information can be downloaded here: http://home.no/ufoufoufoufo/fastswitch.rar

Alex.

Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2009, 12:48:32 AM »
@ZaPHoN,

You can find it here:

http://www.micrometals.com/pcparts/torcore7.html?zoom_highlight=T650-52

There is a lot of download information on this site regarding cores.

Alex.

Offline MasterPlaster

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2009, 01:13:04 AM »
Does anyone know where I can buy one of these cores preferabely in UK but
failing that, US?

Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2009, 01:36:28 AM »
@MasterPlaster,

Yes I know one that can sell you the core and the silver plated Teflon coated
solid copper wires needed, in UK. But be warned, I it a "heck" of a boring and time
consuming job to wind that core! It is also very expensive.

Please PM me a email address I can reach you on, and I will give you the address and
telephone number.

Alex.

Offline MasterPlaster

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2009, 02:21:31 AM »
@Alex
Isn't the windind of the core according to what is in :
http://waterpoweredcar.com/pdf.files/D9.pdf ?



Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2009, 02:42:20 AM »
@MasterPlaster,

Yes it is.

But you will know what I mean when you start winding your core. :-)

Alex.

Offline teslaalset

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2009, 09:18:23 AM »
Does anyone know where I can buy one of these cores preferabely in UK but
failing that, US?

Masterplaster, you can buy it from a German Webshop as well:

http://www.spulen.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1140

I bought one my self, which is under its way.
Something nice to play with during the winter holidays  ;)

Offline renaud67

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2009, 11:54:09 AM »

Offline Groundloop

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2009, 03:12:41 PM »
Group,

My tests with the new transformer did not charge the battery.

I guess my switch is not fast enough the get the desired result.
When I say fast, I mean the rising and falling edges of the pulse.

I have tested at least 100 different SW timings and pulse durations.
The closest I got was a near unity result when the battery did not
charge but did not discharge either. (Or it discharged so slowly that
I could not see it on my meters.)

My attempt to get this work was a failure, but that does not mean it
could work for others.

Alex.

Offline MasterPlaster

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2009, 09:21:49 PM »
Are there any other replicators on this board ?
The PDF made by Bob Boyce is really amazing und it fits exactly in the operation of Steven Mark's TPU.

What pdf?

Offline ZaPHoN

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Re: Bob Boyce Hex Controller
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2010, 05:20:34 PM »
I noticed the link for the fastswitch.rar is dead so I am providing a link in case anyone is looking for it.

http://synapticmavericks.com/solidstate/fastswitch.rar