Bodinhausen T500 Adaptor with T3Pa pro non functional

20180518 We have on hand:

Bought from way back in 2015 and not used until now:

  • Bodinhausen T500RS Pedal Adapter (
  • Bodnar Cable: Logitech® G25/G27/DFGT/DFP or Generic Pedals Adaptor

We also have

  • Logitech G25 Pedal Set
  • Thrustmaster T3PA Pro pedal set

Connecting G25 pedal Set to Bodnar Cable our Win 10 PC shows Logitech G25 pedals under Game Controllers, we can see expected pedals moving etc

Connecting T3PA Pro pedal set to Bodinhausen T500 adaptor to Bodnar cable to Win 10 PC shows ‘Logitech Driving Force Pro’, with only X & Y axis, with no response to pedal movement

Since the G25 shows up correctly we are fairly sure the Bodnar Cable is working as expected, so we have an issue with either our T3PA pedals or the Bodinhausen adaptor, and the pedals were ok connected to TS-PC racer wheel so we start by looking at the Bodinhausen adaptor

Bodinhausen T500RS adaptor is simply a RJ12-DEC variant of this sort of product:

RJ12 which is Pin 1? I remember from a past life that getting accurate information on this is sometimes hard, as many diagram omit the perspective, ie are we viewing the plug / socket and from front / back

So what connections are expected? We found the Bodnar schematic, and also an alternative schematic presenting an adaptor in the opposite direction

Interestingly the 2 schematics below reverse the +/-ve connections (Note: Probing the Bodnar Cable it presents +5v on Pin 6 & Gnd on Pin 1):

Opening the Bodinhausen we see it maps thus:

  • RJ12-DEC Blue to DB9 pin 3 (Brake)
  • RJ12-DEC Yellow to DB9 pin 2 (Accel)
  • RJ12-DEC Green to DB9 pin 4 (Clutch)
  • RJ12-DEC Red to DB9 pin 1 (+5v)
  • RJ12-DEC Black to DB9 pin 9 (NC)
  • RJ12-DEC White to DB9 pin 6 (Gnd)

Looks good, but we are assuming the coloured leads in the Bodinhausen are as expected are as ordered above, e.g. RJ12-DEC Pin 1 Blue cable to Pin 6 Black cable..

And after checking and triple checking, I believe the particular RJ12-DEC to DB9 adaptor used for this product in fact maps colours to pins the opposite direction, so the supplied Bodinhausen adaptor is mapped in reverse to that expected, it needs to be:

  • RJ12-DEC White to DB9 pin 3 (Brake)
  • RJ12-DEC Black to DB9 pin 2 (Accel)
  • RJ12-DEC Red to DB9 pin 4 (Clutch)
  • RJ12-DEC Green to DB9 pin 1 (+5v)
  • RJ12-DEC Yellow to DB9 pin 9 (NC)
  • RJ12-DEC Blue to DB9 pin 6 (Gnd)

Workshop Power Connections

RC4-4DOF Motion Sim Rig

Set 1: Minimum set for PC Use function only ((x 3, group switch)):

  • Main PC
  • Monitor
  • Audio

Set 2: 2nd PC ((x 2, group switch)

  • Motion control PC
  • Motion control PC monitor

Set 3: Full Race Sim function ((x4 group switch or individual switched for softer start))

  • Wheel
  • RC4-4DOF platform
  • Possibly: Vibration module amplifier
  • Spare

Simexperience Motion Sim Rig

1 set (Needs power to motion to lock seat in place) ((6 individually switched for soft start))

  • PC
  • Monitor
  • Audio
  • Wheel
  • Simexperience platform
  • Vibration amplifier

Network servers / Workshop workstation

Always on ((4 group switch or no switch))

  • Synology DS207
  • Synology DS212J
  • DS216SE
  • Network Switch

Switched ((4 individually switched))

  • Current Workshop PC (is also Raid 5 NAS)
  • Monitor
  • 55″ 4k TV
  • 40″ HD TV

3D Printers

Individually Switched ((4))

  • Wanhauo Duplicator
  • Anycubic Linear Delta Plus
  • Tevo Little Monster
  • 1 x Spare

Jobs for Dumb Arse

  1. There are 21 square Perroplas crates that need homes (all roof slots occupied)
    • We regularly access maybe 8-10 of these (Screws, Brackets, Nails, USB Cables, Ethernet cables, Extension cords, Multiboxes and so on)
    • Could probably get it down to 14 for use in workshop, others can go to garage/garage sheds
  2. Those bunnings yellow multi drawer sets, the bottom lot are too low and are really awkward to get too (mainly to read the labels etc), so we will move those to the upper half of the opposite side of that bay
  3. New lundia bench that I put in 26/4/2019, center upright is upside done so shelves are slanting 15mm DONE
  4. Behind main lundia add 150mm deep shelves so we can store icecream & mayo containers, like what we had behind the old lundia
  5. Move Gun Safe to be between first & second white cabinets DONE
  6. The 3 White cabinets were just chucked in and are not level etc

Big job to nibble at over next couple years, the workshop has that nice recycled rimu? wallboards but there is no insulation behind it

Woocommerce Product Addons Configuration notes

Important Tip #1: Make the Group name as generic as Possible so it can be used across as many products as possible:

  • Each different group is a separate meta_key in
    woocommerce_order_itemmeta so the more of these different options the more back end work

Tip#2: If the same options are across multiple products be sure to name the group and options identically, (this helps with later reporting)

  • as for Tip 1, reduces back end work

Woocommerce: non numeric value encountered in .. class-wc-shipping-flat-rate-boxes.php

After PHP 7 upgrade

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Line 344:

// add fee
$cost += $this->get_fee( $this->fee, $package->value );

Change to:

        // add fee
$cost += (float)$this->get_fee( $this->fee, $package->value );

SiPlace feeders 2mm to 4mm

In case we resurrect this project:

One thing I've already found out is that in 4mm mode you can advance by 2mm.
Press green and holding it down, press yellow and holding it down, release green and the tape get advanced by 2mm.
While still holding yellow down you can press green multiple times.
This, I assume, is to 2mm align the tape in 4mm mode.

Configuring 2mm/4mm mode: 
You need to have a tape loaded, so that the yellow LED doesn't flash.
This is the magic trick why I hadn't manged to find this myself, since I'd always tested without tape.
And trust me, I had tried the right combination.
Press green, wait until the shutter closes again and keep holding it down.
Press yellow once for 2mm (twice for 4mm, later tripple lane 8mm feeders can also do 8mm).
Release green.
The yellow LED should flash once for 2mm, or twice for 4mm.
The feeder has a small I²C EEPROM (X24C44 in my case) to store the configuration.

Televisions Tv Misc

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