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  2. DIY Wireless TrackClip Pro
    Haven't had time to spend on this project for awhile....  Been trying to find batteries that will power these 3 LED's, and previous tests required at least 4x 1.5V AAA Batteries which is way too large for a battery pack that will sit velcro'd to my headphones.

    I just found some rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries with 3.7 Volts each in a "AAA" form-factor.  These things are great!  I tried running a single battery, but the LED's didn't illuminate in any noticeable way so I had to wire a second battery in serial, and they light up just fine.  They are 350mAh each, which is less than half the capacity of a standard rechargeable Li-ion AAA battery, but the trade-off for a higher voltage in such a small size is exactly what I need for this project.

    I left this thing plugged in overnight and it was off in the morning, I guess I'll time it to see how long it lasts.  Next step will be to rig a recharging circuit with a micro-A USB female plug-in for easy re-charging, and then cram it all in a small black box with a velcro strap to easily attach to my headset.  To start, I'm not going to cut the TrackClip Pro wire, and I'll leave the female USB connector shown below on the battery pack.  I may shorten the TrackClip wire near the end of this project, at least to remove the heavy USB pass-through dongle hanging off it.

    We'll see where this goes, I've never done anything like this before so it's a small challenge.


    1. =VG= SemlerPDX

      =VG= SemlerPDX

      Next parts are on order now --  if I ramp up the voltage from one single 3.7V battery, I can achieve 5V @ 1A for the 3 LED's on the TrackClip, and should retain a duration of more than 4 hours (overly hopeful estimate).  I'll need to do some testing, if I have to, I'll use the second 3.7V battery like in the image above just for longer time between charges.  Conversely, the new parts I ordered come in a 3 pack, so I could use one battery, and make up 3 separate powerpacks, and could have pre-charged ones sitting in reserve in the event one cuts out during use.  This would allow me to retain the very tiny form-factor which is one of my goals.

      I suppose I should note those goals moving forward:

      1. Tiny form-factor, less than 5cm long, less than 2.5cm wide & tall
      2. Can power TrackClip for between 4-8 hours continuously
      3. Tiny on-off slider switch
      4. Rechargeable via micro-A USB female plugin
      5. Output to TrackClip via USB (type A) female outlet plug (as in picture above)
      6. Encased in semi-rigid form like shrink wrap, adapted plastic case, or custom 3D printed plastic case
      7. Velcro strap to easily mount on headphones
      8. Total cost for one single powerpack unit less than $10 USD

      These will arrive in about a week for $8 USD includes 3x charging boards with protection, 3x voltage step up circuits (variable with potentiometer 2-24V in to 5-28V out) and 5x 3.7V 18650 Battery holders (though I'll still be using the much smaller AAA style 3.7V batteries and holders shown above):


    2. WCCBadploy


      Well done and Congratulations!!

  3. April 17th, 2019

    General Election day in the country, today


    If you seeing this, the Indonesian people who lived around the world, probably doing votes now.



    Wish me luck,

    - Inch

    1. Vanillapop


      We have provincial elections here in canada

  4. Hello guys!

    Howdy. Welcome to the VG forum.
  5. Hello guys!

    Welcome to the forums- I'm pretty sure the name sounds familiar to me - Inch
  6. Hello guys!

    Always good man ^^
  7. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    All will work out. Being positive and proactive in all we do is a great help in life. You have shown that you have what it takes in your write up and even in your game play. Onwards and Upwards.
  8. Hello guys!

    Welcome to the Community. Long may Your Game Play be Glorious!!
  9. Damn! This fucker is bad-ass!

    If ya wanna see it in virtual 3D, they got that thing in Squad after they had to remove the hummers due to licencing issues.
  10. Hello guys!

    Getkung!!!! Haha whats up man
  11. Resolve Video editing software

    who of you dealing with video editing is perhaps interested in this: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/de/products/davinciresolve/ so far, resolve has been known for its color-editing capabilities. in the newest version there is "a bit" more. a pretty good mediabrowser, a cutting-editor that I like much more than the premiere-editor, an effects area that looks powerful like aftereffects, the well-known color editor, a audio-engine and a very simple to use render-area. the new version (16beta/no trial or timebomb) is FREE! there is a pro version for 350 €. Features such as dcp rendering (cinema), 4k editing, tracking are not included in the free version. but for normal cut, effects, color correction and rendering it should be enough. the audio section is quite powerful and you can even use vst plugins. I like this program because it has everything under one surface and you do not need like adobe 4-5 programs which also cost all the multiple of this pro-version.
  12. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    Best wishes and good luck to you!
  13. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    Deeply saddened to hear this. Rest easy brother and all the best in your future endeavors.
  14. Damn! This fucker is bad-ass!

    Arma 3 anyone ?
  15. Earlier
  16. Damn! This fucker is bad-ass!

    Live fire range for the JLTV M230 and the Stryker Dragoon.
  17. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    Sorry to hear that mate. I hope things take a turn for the better. I myself am going through a rough spot. I managed to get a part-time job "out of my range of possibilities" and I am "overqualified" for it. But I can do the job. Doesn't bring in enough cash but it's a start. I wish there was more I could do or say to help.
  18. Hello guys!

  19. Damn! This fucker is bad-ass!

    https://services.brid.tv/previews/index/403030/16169/#cp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Light_Tactical_Vehicle
  20. Hello guys!

    Like ur ''medic" play Getkung. u r a decent & nice player.
  21. Hello guys!

  22. Hello guys!

    and see you on the battlefield Getkung! Hope to play soon with you!
  23. Hello guys!

    Hi and welcome . See you on the battlefield.
  24. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    Holy crap Man! WTF why didn't ya come back in December? We could have talked I narrowly missed becoming diabetic myself, went on a special diet lost 36kg, and no sign of becoming Diabetic according to my GP after 12 months of effort. If you're T2D message me offline for some info, if you want it.
  25. Sorry I haven't been around (Good bye).

    You may check these: https://www.flexjobs.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwy7vlBRACEiwAZvdx9rVojDL-LB_0Cng0qjuSetxkIxdfFlnrBmwBBVzXDApNcW55WUJ-2RoC6OoQAvD_BwE https://www.lifemngt.com/online-jobs-home/?gclid=CjwKCAjwy7vlBRACEiwAZvdx9tGQpbJsI9fz9SYO4eo0t6lRYMXGdxr-_GW7XcCN9JqK9oQvmlP4hxoC3AsQAvD_BwE https://www.indeed.com/q-Work-At-Home-jobs.html https://www.thebalancecareers.com/global-work-at-home-jobs-3542823 https://www.xerox.com/en-us/jobs/work-from-home https://www.thesimpledollar.com/10-work-from-home-jobs/ https://www.meleciaathome.com/2015/05/30-global-work-from-home-jobs-us-canada-india-uk-philippines-etc/ https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/best-companies-working-from-home/ https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306578 Wish you the best , take care.
  26. Hello guys!

    Hello guys......My name is Get......nice to meet you all Hope we will have a good time together.....See ya !
  27. Radio =VG=

    that's what spanish sounds like for a german ^^ if you do not like the intro jump to 2:38 ... and here the german jimmy hendrix, starting at 1:30:
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