i will be very soon be receiving in the post a detector that was one of gary's project that was built by someone. unfortunately at present it is not working i would love to try and get it up and running again. i am no electronics expert by any means but hopefully some of you guys on here could point me in the right directions to bring the machine back to life.... i am very passionate about metal detecting and would hate to see any detector go to the grave yard. i will give you more information on the detector pictures etc when it arrives.
i have been very passionate about metal detecting since i found a hoard of silver medieval coins back in 2009. i have had some other nice finds since then and will continue to detect till the day my body takes it's last breath.
i have the detector now. here is a couple of photos that i took last night. i will email you some more some time later tonight.
i attached a battery pack and on first having a quick test of the machine. there was no signs of life. i slackened the board from the box, had a bit of a pock about etc. then after a few minutes the detector came to life.
i will talk a bit more about it later tonight as i don't have time this morning.
Hi guys. well the machine seams to be up and running fine now thanks to the very kindest help of Gary. he guided me through some tests and adjustments to do on the circuit board. i was a bit unsure as to what i was doing in the beginning, but with Gary's Patience we got there in the end.
many thanks Gary for the time that you have given up to help me out. it is so much appreciated. now just to pimp the machine up.
i will add updates, photos etc of the detector to the forum as they are made.
As a member of this forum, it would be interesting to hear about the actual problem and resolution that got the metal detector working again. Perhaps sharing with other members may generate additional discussion and beneficial knowledge.
Nice rebuild Hotspot , They are a nice stable , sensitive machine .Mine works really well on a mineralized field . No disc. of course but I discovered a kind of ground balance technique . If you're getting ground noise , put the coil on the ground and tune out the noise until a rapid motorboating is heard . As you pull back from the surface the detector settles quite well to a slow click . I'm sure there is a depth penalty but this happens with all types of device .I'm really liking the way this project works .