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MikeD

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2005, 10:21:24 AM »
I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to convert a flatbed scanner for use as an exposure box? Does anyone know if a scanner bulb has the proper wavelength for exposure? I've got a scrap scanner that potentially could be modified with stop/start switches to simply 'run' back and forth for a period of time. Any thoughts on this, anyone?

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010, 04:42:11 PM »
My UV-Box version in this page:

newbielink:http://www.qubbeks.puslapiai.lt/articles.php?article_id=25 [nonactive]

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 06:05:18 AM »
Did you connect the foil to the earth/ground conductor?

If not I suggest you do, otherwise it might become live if a fault develops.

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2010, 02:08:36 AM »
are "Sylvania 21625 F15T8/BLB Fluorescent Tube Black Light" good for this project?

ref url: newbielink:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V5SSW6 [nonactive].


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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2010, 02:51:19 AM »
Yes, those will be fine.

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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 11:59:34 AM »
Thanks Hero999, do you know if this tubes are safe for the eye and skin?


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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2010, 12:19:41 PM »
The partn umber and photo indicates they emit UVA which is non-hazardous unless you do something stupid like stare at it from close range or hold the tube next to your skin for ages whilst it's on.

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 12:47:56 PM »
will this lamps and ballast work together? or will the lamps burn?
The ballast has a bunch of lamps listed in its label:

Types                   |         Line Current 120 V
4/3 F32T8/U         |      1.72/1.46
4/3 F32T8/WM     |      1.59/1.37
4/3 F28T8            |      1.51/1.30
4/3 F25T8            |      1.39/1.20
4/3 F15T8            |      1.04/0.89

GE Instant-Start 120-Volt Electronic Ballast Model#: 71038
newbielink:http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100632125/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 [nonactive]

F15T8 / BLB - 15 Watt - T8 Fluorescent - Black Light Blue
newbielink:http://www.amazon.com/F15T8-BLB-Fluorescent-Black-Light/dp/B003YO4EU6 [nonactive]


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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 04:23:54 PM »
here is a high res image. newbielink:http://i.imgur.com/wQz4z.jpg [nonactive]

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 05:04:56 PM »
According to the picture, the F15T8 is not listed  so is not suitable for the tube you've linked to.

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2012, 10:49:45 PM »
Hi,

I'm new here.

Can you tell me which incarnation of the PIC16F84 was used on this project?

RS stock about 7 different types that operate at different frequency's

 I just found a PIC16C54 and a PIC16F57 (28pin) , would any of these work?

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Re: [ARTICLE] Build your own UV exposure box
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2012, 12:28:46 PM »
Hi,

I wanna know your opinions about building a UV Box using black painted cardboard box.

What you think about ?