Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 2009.04.14, 05:15 AM   #1
dabinn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 41
[DIY]MINI-Z ASF/ADBAND/dNaNo I.C.S Cable

The I.C.S. cable sold by Kyosho, part no 82080, is 6825 yen in list price...


▲The original ICS calbe is too expensive. But you have to get one if you want to setup your ASF/Ad band/dNaNo PCBs.

Though this generation of ICS cable is changed, it uses USB interface.But in fact it is the same with the older RS232 version -- It only added RS232 to USB circuit. So If you want to make this cable by your self, just make a RS232 version like the older one. And if you have no RS232 on your computer, just buy a RS232 to USB adaptor , connect to the RS232 ICS cable, and it will work like the original USB ICS cable.


At first, Let's see the ciruit inside the ICS calbe.
(This circuit is provided by "CORN", but too bad he didn't come this forum.)


There are only two transistors, few resistances and diodes inside. These may take no more than 1 dollar. And this circuit is not very special,too. It only convert the voltage of RS232 signal to the voltage of MINI-Z.


The materials.

.1/4w resistances: 1KΩ*1+10KΩ*2+39KΩ*2
.diodes: 1N4148*1
.transistors: 2N3904*2, or 2SC1815*2.
I have no 2N3904 in hand, so I replaced it with 2SC1815. Both of these transistors are OK.


We need a RS232 9pin female connector for computer.

.RS232 female connector
.RS232 case

Take a cable which has at least 3 lines. I use a PC CD-ROM calbe.



I didn't have the connectors for MINI-Z/dNaNo while I took this photos, so we got no photos here. These are standard male connectors(JST ZH series) with 1.5mm pitch. Ad band uses a 3pin connector, and ASF/dNaNo uses a 4pin one.You may find them on a "electronic store"(??don't know how to said that), or buy on the net.



We'll try not using a PCB, just wire the components and place it into RS232 case directly. Let's see the 2 most complex components: the transistors.

▲This seems OK, not too big.。


▲It would be better to make some drawing before we really start to wire.



▲The simplest way to judge the pin assignment of transistors: use a an electric meter. (Or you can search from internet.)


▲Wire the componets and prepare to solder.
__________________
A MINI-Z fan from Taiwan.
http://mini.zclub.com.tw

Last edited by dabinn; 2009.04.14 at 12:06 PM.
dabinn is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hacking the ICS cable ianc 2.4GHz ASF System (Auto Selected Frequency) 28 2009.04.15 05:49 PM
resetting ICS without the cable, program? tosh 2.4GHz ASF System (Auto Selected Frequency) 2 2009.04.04 10:55 AM
Stupid I.C.S. questions... cowboysir Beginner Questions 2 2009.03.27 08:42 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts