The controllers provide a number of features to be implemented easily.
- A start-up delay to all circuitry. It will disable drivers and oscillators for a few seconds when power is applied to allow capacitors to charge up during the initial inrush currents.
- Advanced interrupter effects via external potentiometer and switches.
- Audio modulation from computer, on-board demo tunes. Will also allow input from external source and automatically detect signals.
- Power down and standby modes to allow it to turn off the coil or put it into standby when no audio signals are detected for a period of time.
- Over current watchdog will provide a momentary disable of driver when over currents are detected, preventing FET death.
- Reprogrammable! Allows for future expansion without physical changes.
Also fixed the top-load, it is now connected to the secondary and in addition added a bit of copper wire to act as a breakout. The top-loads have bearings and can spin in place to aim the breakout point in any direction. This is because they are actually foil covered lawnmower wheels ;)
Thats it for today! Will fix some cosmetic things and begin testing the driver circuit and wire up the control panel in the next few days. Then lots of testing!