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    The inside of the ws-1081

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    The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Sun 01 Feb 2009 12:43 pm

    I couldn't find any pictures of it, so i took some myself.
    It might be useful to somebody.(in cases of bad soldering,sensors etc).

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by beteljuice » Sun 01 Feb 2009 12:58 pm

    Thank you Hans.

    A picture paints a thousand words !

    Interesting, everyone has said about the poor contrast / backlighting, but it looks like from your pictures that they made provison for 4 LEDs, but only fitted 2.

    Is that correct ?
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    ......................Imagine, what you will KNOW tomorrow !

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Sun 01 Feb 2009 1:06 pm

    no,as you can see in picture 4,there are 4 leds.
    they are also used to align the lcd-part.

    i also noticed,when you look at p4 and p6,that without the touchscreen,the lcd is much claerer.

    thinking of making the touchscreen removable...... 8-)

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by keithatrochdale » Sun 01 Feb 2009 2:23 pm

    Mine has 4 too.

    Has anybody got a copy of the manual, I seem to have put mine in a safe place...........

    Memory is full, do I need to empty it, or will it just roll off the oldest data and replace with new data?
    Nothing is foolproof, to a sufficiently talented fool . . .

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by steve » Sun 01 Feb 2009 2:45 pm

    Excellent - I almost feel like I own one now. :)

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Sun 01 Feb 2009 2:56 pm

    done a little experiment

    here is a picture of my lcd
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    now i removed the touchscreen.
    one without a lamp,the next with.
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    much better.

    i leave mine off,don't use it,but one can make an extension cable(rj45) on it and put the touchscreen with a picture of ones lcd behind it in a pictureframe.
    the picture is needed for the right placement of our finger
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by goldrush » Sun 01 Feb 2009 4:09 pm

    Kieth
    You do not need to clear the memory, it will simply insert the new data and push out the oldest.
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by keithatrochdale » Sun 01 Feb 2009 6:34 pm

    goldrush wrote:Kieth
    You do not need to clear the memory, it will simply insert the new data and push out the oldest.
    Brill, many thanks for confirming that. :D
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by harrym1byt » Sun 01 Feb 2009 9:07 pm

    Second picture from the top, those small boards are:-

    Receiver for outdoor sensors
    ............indoor temperature....................................................................... USB relay
    |....................................hydrometer..............................................................................USB socket
    | touch screen
    | plug in
    |..........................................alarm sounder

    I have had to use fullstops above, to maintain the character spacing.

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by harrym1byt » Sun 01 Feb 2009 9:16 pm

    I was thinking...

    Rather than move the touch screen out of the case into a picture frame, just remove it and add some small buttons down the edge of the case.

    How many does it need?

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Sun 01 Feb 2009 9:35 pm

    The touchscreen connection has 8 contacts,probably 1 ground/plus,so i think you would need 7 switches,
    something like these might work.
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    then again,
    i just took a look at the touchscreen (which i have removed)
    it is made of 2 plates, each has 4 connections(the middle 4 to one,the outer 4 to the other),2 directing to a touch area,one from each plate to one area.

    tomorrow i will try to make a schematic drawing of it.
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Mon 02 Feb 2009 7:57 pm

    here is a drawing of the touchscreen.
    i connected the contacts(numbers left) with a multimeter,then looked which area reacted to pressure on it.
    so far i found these
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by harrym1byt » Mon 02 Feb 2009 9:09 pm

    harrym1byt wrote:Second picture from the top, those small boards are:-
    I probably got that WRONG!

    Somewhere in there is the pressure sensor.

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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by hans » Mon 02 Feb 2009 9:29 pm

    this is the air pressure sensor
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    Re: The inside of the ws-1081

    Post by AndyC » Mon 02 Feb 2009 10:53 pm

    So we found the air pressure sensor then ! I reckon that orange/red wire is the receiver antenna so that is the receiver module. So the inside temperature / inside humidity must be both on that larger module. Yes ?

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