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Offline Weston Bye

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Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« on: July 27, 2012, 09:09:49 PM »
As a service and convenience to readers of Digital Machinist magazine, I have made arrangements to offer printed circuit boards,parts kits and assembled and tested assemblies for the Magnetic Clock.



The bare board is $15.00
The kit of parts including the board is $35.00
The assembled and tested board is $50.00
All prices are postpaid USA.  Additional postage required outside the USA.

You may PM me through this BBS or e-mail me direct at wcbye@sbcglobal.net, or postal mail at P.O.Box 811 Grand Blanc MI 48480  USA

The circuit will work with the Magnetic Clock featured in the Winter 2011, Spring and Summer 2012, and upcoming Fall and Winter 2012 issues of Digital Machinist magazine.  Also, it will work in the Time Machinery clock presented in the Winter 2006 and Spring and Summer 2007 issues.  Back Issues, Photocopies and Subscriptions are available from Village Press.
https://secure.villagepress.com/store/items/list/group/177
Weston Bye
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Digital Machinist magazine

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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 09:28:42 PM »
Hi Weston...

I am going to buy one in a few week.s

Eric
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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 10:20:53 PM »
That is a real bargain Weston, will have a check in the mail next week.

If you get a chance, take a look at my movie of my clock build coming to life.  Posted it earlier this evening.  It is on this site as well as on the Digital Machinist site.

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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 12:33:58 PM »
I am now offering Coil winding service to the Digital Machinist readers building the Magnetic Clock:  the cost is $20.00 postpaid, USA.

In addition to winding the coils on your bobbins, I will terminate the magnet wire on the diode and install the stranded leadwires.



This excersize has demonstrated to me the significance of the phrase "shipping and handling", as I have measured the time to package, prepare a shipping label and schlep it off to the post office.

You may PM me through this BBS or e-mail me direct at wcbye@sbcglobal.net, or postal mail at P.O.Box 811 Grand Blanc MI 48480  USA

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author of The Mechatronist column
Digital Machinist magazine

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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 09:02:36 AM »
Sad to say, I have had to increase the price for winding bobbins to $30.00.

I have found that I am not able to get as many coils out of a spool of purchased magnet wire as I expected, and at the $20 price I was operating at less than the cost of materials, packaging and postage.  The new price will cover all that and a little for my time.

Now, if the price of copper doesn't rise...
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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 10:30:47 AM »
 :update:Recapping the goods and services I have available in support of those building or contemplating the build of the Magnetic Clock.

Bare printed circuit boards - $15.00
Kit of board and all electronic components - $35.00
Assembled and tested circuit board - 50.00

Coil winding service - 3 coils wound, terminated with diode and lead wires, on your machined bobbins - $30.00

NEW - I have a limited supply of machined bobbins, wound and terminated with leadwires - 3 for $48.00

All prices are postpaid in the US.
Payment by check or postal money order.

Weston Bye
P.O.Box 811
Grand Blanc MI 48480 USA
wcbye@sbcglobal.net
Weston Bye
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Digital Machinist magazine

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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 04:42:46 PM »
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NEW - I have a limited supply of machined bobbins, wound and terminated with leadwires - 3 for $48.00

Just as a heads-up, 

I've had bobbins like that made for a transformer using a 3D print service (Shapeways)  they worked out at only a few dollars each (price is based on material used)  Far cheaper than machining them :)

Bill
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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 09:17:59 AM »
A picture of the finished clock.

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Re: Electronics for The Weston Bye Magnetic Clock
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 01:34:52 PM »
I will be attending Cabin Fever and NAMES this year.  If you inquire at the Village Press tables (Home Shop Machinist, Machinist's Workshop, Digital Machinist and Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazines) they will be able to steer you in my direction.
Weston Bye
Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts.
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Digital Machinist magazine