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Offline rrowan

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2008, »
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Hey Rick!, Gotcha!

 I have to get back at you once in a while! I ain't mad, just giving you some static back. LOL

RJ

Hi RJ,

Sorry just a bit off today. A co-worker died this morning after fighting cancer for 2 months.

Cheers

Rick R.
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2008, »
Sorry to hear it, I know how hard it can be. I also lost a computer tech that worked for me a few years back and sometimes you just do not know how the people you work with impact your life until they are not there anymore. I will keep you and their family in my thoughts.

RJ
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2008, »
RJ,

Do they have you on alert just in case Ike turns and pulls a Charlie?

I know that you are the prepared type but if you need anything give a shout out.

Shawn
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2008, »
Thanks, we are watching it very closely. I and the rest of the senior staff  have been on the state EOC and Fema conference calls twice a day to stay briefed.

RJ
 
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2008, »
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Thanks, we are watching it very closely. I and the rest of the senior staff  have been on the state EOC and Fema conference calls twice a day to stay briefed.

RJ
 

If you need help moving things let me know, I can really clean a house good ;)  >:D

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2008, »
Good progress continues. I have the 7 segment interface working and it now starts up with its name "Lynx Express" and then goes to the start channel to allow you to see this.  now I am creating the firmware to allow the programming of start channel and curves. This includes the computer software to do so.  once these are done I will hook up the triacs and 120 volt feed to test the AC side of things. Once this is done I can order PCB's for it.

I have also decieded to add a manual mode to set start channel programming. So from the push buttons on the board you can also set it without a computer or it even hooked up. This will mean the only thing you will have to use software for is to program the curves into it and setup which channel uses which curve.  You will be able to do it all from the computer.

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2008, »
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Good progress continues. I have the 7 segment interface working and it now starts up with its name "Lynx Express" and then goes to the start channel to allow you to see this.  now I am creating the firmware to allow the programming of start channel and curves. This includes the computer software to do so.  once these are done I will hook up the triacs and 120 volt feed to test the AC side of things. Once this is done I can order PCB's for it.

I have also decieded to add a manual mode to set start channel programming. So from the push buttons on the board you can also set it without a computer or it even hooked up. This will mean the only thing you will have to use software for is to program the curves into it and setup which channel uses which curve.  You will be able to do it all from the computer.

RJ

As always awesome work RJ

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2008, »
A little video to show where the Express is headed.

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2008, »
Looks great RJ.


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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2008, »
Yawn!!

Just another cool example of your talents and drive to get things done and done right.


Btw: WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks again Professor

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2008, »
Agreed, RJ, it looks great.  The channel selection option looks really slick and is a welcomed addition.

You mentioned SSRs in your video.  Is that just for testing purposes (my guess)?  I thought the SSR function was an integrated part of the Lynx Express.

Ron

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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2008, »
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Looks great RJ.


Todd

ditto!! I like that paper cover ;) Driving me nuts, I don't like secrets :p That is so cool! I think you are the coolest lighting guy out there. You do all this for us and what do we do, tell you why we can't get it to work :p

Ben
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2008, »
AMAZING!!!
Nice work Mr. Jordan
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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2008, »
Very nice RJ

Bill


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Re: What is the Lynx Express?
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2008, »
You're putting a lot of thought into this RJ.  The Lynx Express is gonna be light-years ahead of anything else.  Can't wait for you to trash the paper cover so we can see what other tricks you have up your Santa suit sleeve!
Chok Dee! (Thai "good luck" greeting)
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