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  • Altoidian commented on ryan_p's instructable Streamlined 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand1 week ago
    Streamlined 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

    I'm impressed. Excellent Instructable. Thanks.

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  • 6.3 kiloWatt Ground Mount Home Solar Array

    Excellent article/Instructable. Thanks. As a retired electrical contractor, I find your story quite accurate. Experience is the best teacher, but she can be a real b***ch when you don't do your homework. Your handling of the inspectors and authorities was masterful. I have seen so many dollars and man hours and stomach acid wasted by Contractors digging in their heels against the advice and authority of the local Inspection authority. My first and only response to comments, suggestions and criticism from the Inspector was, "Yes, Sir. I'll do that right away. Thank you." no matter how contradictory or expensive their "suggestions" were. As a result, they became my advocates, respected my projects above others and my projects always came in on time and under budget. So...see more »Excellent article/Instructable. Thanks. As a retired electrical contractor, I find your story quite accurate. Experience is the best teacher, but she can be a real b***ch when you don't do your homework. Your handling of the inspectors and authorities was masterful. I have seen so many dollars and man hours and stomach acid wasted by Contractors digging in their heels against the advice and authority of the local Inspection authority. My first and only response to comments, suggestions and criticism from the Inspector was, "Yes, Sir. I'll do that right away. Thank you." no matter how contradictory or expensive their "suggestions" were. As a result, they became my advocates, respected my projects above others and my projects always came in on time and under budget. So, you have given the "Selfies" some top notch advice. Well done! Thank you.

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  • Altoidian commented on MakrToolbox's instructable Zen Garden CNC End Table2 months ago
    Zen Garden CNC End Table

    This is just fantastic. I want one.

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  • Altoidian commented on jan123pa's instructable Sunglasses From Cheap 3D Passive Glasses2 months ago
    Sunglasses From Cheap 3D Passive Glasses

    Good project, well written Instructable. I like it.

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  • Altoidian commented on Itsatrav's instructable Hex Nut D62 months ago
    Hex Nut D6

    Now, that's both clever and original. I've certainly never seen it before your Instructable. And I've lived around industry and machine shops all my life. Nice!

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  • Arduino Solar Tracker (Single or Dual Axis)

    Very nice. Clean, few parts and efficient code. I really like that in a design. I built a brushed motor solar tracker for solar photography some years ago that used basic code and a a basic stamp and dozens of parts, switches and complexity on top of complexity. It worked very precisely and never failed. But, what a doozy to calibrate since I was going for single millimeter precision. In the end, I dismantled it. Now, your simple design has given me cause to resurrect the idea since I see no reason your tracker can be as accurate. Thank you for an excellent Instructable.

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  • Altoidian commented on markee2's instructable simple Ni-Cd battery charger3 months ago
    simple Ni-Cd battery charger

    I like it. Quick, simple to make and simple to use. great Instructable, thanks.

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  • Altoidian commented on dannyk6's instructable Smart LED Window3 months ago
    Smart LED Window

    Oh, man. I really like this project. What a great idea.

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  • Altoidian commented on Mr.Fishers3's instructable Homemade Lightbulb3 months ago
    Homemade Lightbulb

    I like it. The dry ice method seems the most practical for filling the jar with CO2. It is easily available and you don't need any other devices. I would probably use a small bubble cup valve since no real pressure is involved. This valve is very similar or exactly like a beer or wine making bubble air lock valve. See here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-o...Just let the dry ice sublimate completely ...and then seal the hole where the "J' tube comes out of the jar lid. Another great source of pure CO2 is club soda. Hooking up a bottle of the carbonated water to the jar with vinyl tubing would be easy enough. Just let the gas in and flow out through alternate hole that is similarly sealed as a one way valve. CO2 is heavier than air and will not be easily displaced...see more »I like it. The dry ice method seems the most practical for filling the jar with CO2. It is easily available and you don't need any other devices. I would probably use a small bubble cup valve since no real pressure is involved. This valve is very similar or exactly like a beer or wine making bubble air lock valve. See here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-o...Just let the dry ice sublimate completely ...and then seal the hole where the "J' tube comes out of the jar lid. Another great source of pure CO2 is club soda. Hooking up a bottle of the carbonated water to the jar with vinyl tubing would be easy enough. Just let the gas in and flow out through alternate hole that is similarly sealed as a one way valve. CO2 is heavier than air and will not be easily displaced once the jar is filled even if all you have is a small hole in the top of the jar lid. once the CO2 is flushed in, just seal the hole with JB weld or even solder. I enjoyed your easy to follow explanation and detailed list of supplies and tools. Great job.

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  • Altoidian commented on PrimaryMorse's instructable Laser Cut Jack o Lantern4 months ago
    Laser Cut Jack o Lantern

    I am blown away. Fantastic job. Beautiful, too. Very creative and the style is super interesting. I never would have thought a laser cutter could do this. Honestly, you have inspired me to use mine in different ways too.

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  • Altoidian commented on MrJonesEducation's instructable Frankenstein Light Switch5 months ago
    Frankenstein Light Switch

    Pretty cool. I would probably add some fake copper contacts and a Gothic lettered sign above it that says, in German, of course, "Main Switch" ("Hauptschalter").You did a great job on the finish and design. I like it.

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  • Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables: Leeks, Onions, Potatoes, Broad beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Courgettes & marrows, Sugar beet, Beetroot, Carrots, Swede, Kale, Calebrese & Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, rhubarb & Strawberries

    Just a great Instructable. It defines for me why we have professional farmers. A friend of mine and his new wife decided to try living "off grid" and tried this scale of farming in Colorado. They lasted three years. He had a good inheritance to buy all the equipment, good land, nice home. He said the only thing he could not buy was the knowledge of how to farm. He lost a significant part of his fortune. Farming is what my family did successfully for generations. But, with the coming of the corporate farms, they were no longer able to compete and the large family farm in Missouri was broken up in the late 50's In my mind, farmers are required to have a knowledge base greater than any Doctor or engineer. And most of what they must know comes only through years of hard scrabble e...see more »Just a great Instructable. It defines for me why we have professional farmers. A friend of mine and his new wife decided to try living "off grid" and tried this scale of farming in Colorado. They lasted three years. He had a good inheritance to buy all the equipment, good land, nice home. He said the only thing he could not buy was the knowledge of how to farm. He lost a significant part of his fortune. Farming is what my family did successfully for generations. But, with the coming of the corporate farms, they were no longer able to compete and the large family farm in Missouri was broken up in the late 50's In my mind, farmers are required to have a knowledge base greater than any Doctor or engineer. And most of what they must know comes only through years of hard scrabble experience.Thank you so much for your very delightful and well done Instructable.

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  • Altoidian commented on mrehan.elshehawy's instructable Make your own mini studio 6 months ago
    Make your own mini studio

    I love this Instruct able. Well written, too. I often do small projects like this and a low cost, easy miniature studio is perfect for them. What's strange is, your LCD/Arduino project is one I am working on right now! Thanks!

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  • Altoidian commented on Harrison_89's instructable DIY Soft Robotic Tentacle6 months ago
    DIY Soft Robotic Tentacle

    I can see a hundred uses for this. I make small props for independant movies and this can really be a useful bit of tech I'll add to my skill set. Thanks so much.

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