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    Default Building a system

    Hey all, this past summer I built my first firing system (the simple 20-cue one from this website). I am thinking about possible upgrading this but I don't know much about electrical wiring/circuits etc... I was wondering if anybody knew of some good resources I could turn to that could teach me the basics that I will need in order to design my own firing system.

    thanks,
    Jeff

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    Jeff,
    If memory serves me right, I think Continuity Check has posted some stuff on an expanded system. If Ya do a search on his posts, Ya may come up with some of the info.Yer lookin' for.
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    Check out these documents I wrote.
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/firingsystems/joe3.htm
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/firingsystems/joe4.htm

    It gives an overview of a firing system and step by step directions and explainations of how to make manual (non-computer controlled) multi-ground selector firing system. Several people on this forum have used these documents to make their own systems. I am also more than willing to answer your questions as are a number of other people on this forum who have made their own systems. I have also helped people with circuit designs of firing systems that have different configurations than the above systems.

    I have yet to document my latest system at this level of detail. It uses dSub connectors instead of molex connectors, has a key lock and is NFPA 1123 compliant. I have told I can get a tan (or be blinded) from all the LEDs that are on my new system.
    Pictures and descriptions can be found here:
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/phpBB2/v...5046f1bd368ab6

    There is a thread about Continuity Check's system here.
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=567

    his is a computer controled system which will more complex that the manual e-fire system I describe in the above documents. But if you want a computer controlled system, his is excellent.

    Also if you are interested in a wireless system, there some wireless kits mentioned in these threads:
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=589
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324
    Last edited by JoeRatman; January 15th, 2006 at 01:34 PM.

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    Hey guys thanks for the help! I've got some stuff to think about while waiting for summer now.

    ~Jeff

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    Jeff has this stuff sorted out really well. He walked me thu building my 1st system a number of times..504 cue efire panel - JoeRatman design.

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    Dont wait till summer they take a while to build

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