Today was another short but productive day! We harvested some more word CFL bulbs and successfully extracted two 20+ watt ballasts, which is literally more than we need! We snapped a couple of photos this time (sorry for the poor quality, I forgot my reflex home).
The base plate of the scanner was covered with aluminum foil so it reflects more UV light.
We courageously plugged in the power, and off it went!
Now, a lamp holder mysteriously vanished, so we have to buy another one, and then we’re golden!
The last thing to do is now set up a timer. We thought about using a PIC with a 16×1 char LCD display (yeah, overkill, but we had a couple laying around). Got a brilliant idea about an innovative timer? Drop by the forum to weigh in!