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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by warpc0il » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:21 pm

Does it have a "hand warmer setting" ? ;)
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by LeeW » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:28 pm

No I’ve only ever tried it with one led. It all comes down to the diffusion technique mostly I would say.
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:31 pm

Come on then, open her up and let us see the insides!

When are you going to finish your rear lights!?
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:40 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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Come on then, open her up and let us see the insides!

When are you going to finish your rear lights!?
Don't rush the man he's procrastinating with this gear knob malarky! I was just thinking with diffusion that good Lee two correctly parted LEDs would surely give "full" coverage with very minor hotspots?
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by nightfire10 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:48 pm

Your all playing with your knobs and one little job today was to plumb a pump into this bad boy ImageImage//cloud.tapatalk.com/s/607f05c7ac5 ... 518053.mp4

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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by LeeW » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Yeah well at the moment it’s just one standard 6 leg 5050 chip that I nicked off some tape. But V2 I will be trying 2x 4 leg 2835 chips side by side as they’re smaller. And because they’re common anode on the chip it makes wiring them up a little less fiddly. Unless of course I just get a custom board made..... will see how robust it seems. The diffusion is just a coin sized piece of 2 or 3mm Opal. Csnt remember what thickness I actually ended up using.

Will be simple to make up a printed board with all the IO and functions. Then maybe pot them into a little 50x50x50 project box. Could then make 10 or so up and let people have them as a diy kit. My first YouTube submission for the OC could be a diy guide maybe.
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by LeeW » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:59 pm

The IO box would sit nicely behind dash by the instrument dimmer.
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by nightfire10 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:30 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:Another thing with knobs! The original one screws to the three on the gear shaft but the illuminated one should have grubscrews but is there a sleeve as well?

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I was a tad confused by the silicone in the shaft bore. I assumed it was to stop rattling if it's just using the grub screws.

Is there a slot in your shaft for the grubs?
Here's a picture of my shaftImage

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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by LeeW » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:38 pm

Fingers for scale...?
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by nightfire10 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:43 pm

Just had my knob delivered back from John (vj4sourthename) and really pleased with the repair to the wire, as for the polarising film it's night and day really chuffed with it as it was annoying me immensely so thanks John

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Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:35 pm

nightfire10 wrote:Just had my knob delivered back from John (vj4sourthename) and really pleased with the repair to the wire, as for the polarising film it's night and day really chuffed with it as it was annoying me immensely so thanks John Image

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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by qwakers » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:11 pm

You want pics of his knob? I'm sure he can oblige but I'm sure the mods would have a issue :D
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by nightfire10 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:22 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:Just had my knob delivered back from John (vj4sourthename) and really pleased with the repair to the wire, as for the polarising film it's night and day really chuffed with it as it was annoying me immensely so thanks John Image

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Found some small bolts then put more black dye on my knob Image so not fitted but connected it to a battery in the shed very impressed thanks John Image

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Post by nightfire10 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:14 pm

Another coat of dye then laqer ImageImageImage

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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:30 pm

Yay it works! The fear it would brake in transit was real....
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DIY Led Gear Knob

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Lovely Knob Steve =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Post by nightfire10 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:25 pm

anyone know the size allen bolts reqired for the knob ?
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:57 pm

Tried the Mrs vinyl cutter and sadly it's not fine enough.

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I also stupidly pressed a little to hard while lining bits up and now it won't come out.... Oh well.
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Post by nightfire10 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:03 pm

Looks like how mine was

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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:27 pm

It's got the same film in that I put in yours!
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by warpc0il » Fri May 07, 2021 7:08 pm

I posted this ebay listing before but I'm curious if the white-on-black implies that could be an illuminated knob or not.
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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by HarSc » Fri May 07, 2021 7:12 pm

White on black is very common on most of the knobs - including all of mine - it's more of a silver finish behind the lettering, I think the illuminated are more of a matte finish and a clear colour through the lettering rather than a silver/grey look.

Black on white is the rarer gear knobs, seen I believe on the nemesis/evolve/40th. I don't believe they were on the PZ? :-k


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Re: DIY Led Gear Knob

Post by LeeW » Fri May 07, 2021 7:35 pm

Yeah my kuro has black letters on white so I assume it’s a limited edition thing....
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