hey everyone, just seeing if this is working, cuz i keep trying to post a question and it takes me to a white screen.. nothing after that. sorry if it is posting. oh and i did see the message: but yeah im getting re-directed to a white-screen?? so anyways heres my question Hey everyone, i really do not know anything about electronics. i know the very basics if even that. anyways, heres what im trying to do. i took apart a broken remote control helicopter (nothing wrong with circuitry), and was going to hook it up to whatever i wanted to make it wireless. so i decided i wanted when i press a button, it applys voltage to nichrome heating wire. first of all i realize that the helicopters use infrared LED's to communicate so this isn't the best way to do it remotely. but heres what i had so far. you press a button on remote, it outputs 3v to a nichrome heating wire that heats up and lights a fuze. the problem? it causes a short on the circuit board. so what do i do? i know you could have it connected to a relay that connects and have another battery pack powering the wire, but i would prefer to do it with transistors. so pretty much my question is, how do you make a "relay" using transistors? or is there something else i can do?