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The Season Series #2

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Title : Take Over

Done with watercolor. 2015

The Season Series #1

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Title : Hibernation

Done with watercolor. 2015

Watercolor Painting – Perspective

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Firstly, I would like to thanks to the School of Mechatronic Engineering, UniMAP for this commission, they request to do their building in watercolor, this is the time for me to study the perspective elements.

I start with the basic sketch, build the building perspective line, this is the most important thing, some people do underestimate ‘the basic’. Nowadays you could learn almost everything on the internet, but the experience and practice will teach you more…

Then, put the basic color, before I painting the clouds and lands, I’m wetting the paper with the plain water, then control and mix the color until I meet the expectations. Let’s it dry for the next layer…

Details…

The shadows : Some people does’t recommend use the plain black, some does, some do the mixing color to meet their style or the color composition, I? I do I what want, I love the freedom of painting, paint from the inner heart, I think this is what all the painter should do…with the guidelines of course..

Begin to establish between dark and light, develop more color, added deeper value for building to make the sky slightly appear.

More details, color and value…

Final adjustment and…done!

Ready to go for the new owner…

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints

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Somehow, I buy this beautiful set of watercolor from my friend that buy directly from Japan. Gansai is Japanese for paint (s) or color pigment and Tambi means aesthetic. Maybe this is the Kuretake trademark.

Just understand the words ‘Made in Japan’

When I open the cover, suddenly, all this 36 colors haunted me…

Result;

Title : The Foggy Road

Love the opaque and vibrant characteristic that the colors offer, the texture very smooth, they are like between watercolors and gouache,  make them perform for detailing, seem suitable with my style. 

Honda Air-conditioner Blower Motor Run One Speed Only (Maximum Speed)

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In my case, blower motor run  if  I select the maximum speed only from the climate control,  the maximum speed drive by relay (bypass), and the others speed controlled by either transistor (many variable speed)  or coils system (control 4 speed only),  that’s mean, the motor didn’t get the voltage supply from transistor/coils, the main suspect is either transistor/coils or before transistor/coils, my blower motor drive by transistor (mostly modern car use transistor to control the motor speed), enough for the theory, time to troubleshoot!

So, where is the location of transistor? Need to remove the glove box first (very easy task), here the suspect…unplug the socket, then remove two screw (green circle). This is of course you could get the new one, the whole set, but there a pricey…or maybe not available at the local shop, that why the term of DIY is exist.

Remove three screw at the front,

and others two at the back.

The last one inside the case (green circle). To remove thermo fuse, desoldering the blue circle terminal, to remove transistor, desoldering the red circle terminals. Wait! Don’t desoldering it yet, until we know the cause.

This is the main component of  blower motor transistor package, three of them, capacitor, thermo fuse and transistor. First to test is thermo fuse, firstly, detach one of the terminal from circuit (I prefer from the screw side). Check the continuity using multimeter or other method. In my case, there is no continuity, so that mean, this is one of the cause and the more important is, cheap replacement .  The complicated thing is to test the transistor.

To test the transistor, first we need the datasheet, this is the model of original transistor, brand : Toshiba, ID : 2SD1460, type : silicon NPN triple diffused type. And need to know a simple operation of transistor (you can ask uncle google). Make sure to identify the base (B), emitter (E) and collector (C) point.

A simple switching circuit to test an NPN transistor. If the transistor is OK the LED should light when the switch is pressed and not light when the switch is released. Source & details : http://electronicsclub.info/transistors.htm

This is a simple test I make using DC motor as output.

The old vs the new. Used equivalent transistor and thermo fuse.

Put some thermal compound to terminate air gap between transistor and heat sink, for more effective heat transfer.

Put everything back together.

At last, I shoot the trouble…