AllSpark Devices These are my two AllSparks. The Cube is revision zero and the Camaro toy is revision one. Both of these AllSparks will allow the BumbleBee Project car to run but the circuitry is slightly different. More to follow...
AllSpark Devices This is my AllSpark Cube inspired by the movie Transformers. I did not put the Transformer gliphs on the cube. But the paint is a hammered copper type paint and left tiny pinholes in the finish as it dried. The blue leds inside make it light up when it's plugged in and working.
AllSpark Devices The circuitry is connected to this USB jack and is completely potted in clear jewlery casting resin.
AllSpark Devices This is the circuit potted in the AllSpark Cube. It outputs a 5 volt DC, 30 Hz, 54% duty cycle square wave. This is the signal that tells the ECM to enable fuel and spark. Without this enable signal the car would not run.
AllSpark Devices This is my second AllSpark. It started life as a Happy Meal Toy and was turned into an AllSpark.
AllSpark Devices Side shot, looks pretty normal so far.
AllSpark Devices They toy has a rocket launcher. It is still functional and here it is opened.
AllSpark Devices Front shot with the rocket launcher opened. Notice the head lights. These are red LEDs and will light up when the AllSpark is functioning.
AllSpark Devices A belly shot revels the USB jack. The jack folds into the body of the car so it still looks like a car.
AllSpark Devices USB jack folded out.
AllSpark Devices The guts of the car that makes the AllSpark work.
AllSpark Devices Another angle of the guts.
AllSpark Devices And yet another angle shows the USB jack, 5 volt regulator, clock circuit, and the car parts.
AllSpark Devices A little close shot. I free formed the parts and glued them into place. I also used stranded wire at the USB jack pivot point to help prevent wire breakage.
AllSpark Devices This is the clock circuit in the BumbleBee AllSpark. It outputs a 5 volt DC, 30 Hz, 50% duty cycle square wave. This is the signal that tells the ECM to enable fuel and spark. Without this enable signal the car would not run. So clicking two wires together like in the movies will not work to hot wire this car. You need this AllSpark device too.