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I like to improve myself and things I find :) Learning new things every day is next to impossible but I still try - only a working brain can work. I have no special sector to cover, electronics, electrical stuff, 3D printing, restoring old clocks and furniture. Whatever sounds interesting I try it. In my spare time I love to fly big kites, go fishing or simply go bush in 4WD to find a good fishing spot. Active spam fighter!

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Actually I can't as my equippment is too old.Have nothing that can be used to test 4k or Dolbly stuff :(

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  • Downunder35m commented on Sherm1948's forum topic how to build rs232 cable23 hours ago

    Soldering or using a special tool that presses the wires into the slots.These tools can be bought for a few bucks as they are often used for network and telephone system installations.For a connector like yours I still prefer the soldering option.If you need info on what wire goes where check Wikipedia.

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  • Downunder35m commented on alamtania's forum topic Being able to sort forum posts1 day ago

    If that would work to anyones satisfaction people like me would not be asking for proper search and sort features year after year.And as for the sorting itself, I don't see the options you mention anywhere.Recent, featured, unansered and so on are the available options.To my knowledge there is no working way to sort results in any useful form, like by date and time the comments were made.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    If it were that easy to update the playstore on chinese roms I would have included the latest version ;)You need the framework, GMS core and then some - all in the matching version number and installed correctly with the sme app name as on the box.Trust me it's a nightmare...If you do need the latest Google stuff I recommend using my naked rom that I made for this purpose.And using the normal ARM version would help too - having a 74bit CPU does not mean you also have a 64bit OS ;)You can always just download NFS from APKMIRROR, latest version should be2.3.6 (3544)...If that fails as well the game might not be compatible or require additional apps from Google, like Play Games.

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  • Downunder35m commented on ProfCoppersmith's forum topic Old Engineering Exercise1 day ago

    I loved and hated those drawing exercises.My teacher let us all try first, then discuss our more or less bad results and how we approched the problem.Only after he came up with the right and often easy way of getting from 2D to a perspective view.I think computer based learning is good but the manual use of brain, hands, paper and tools gives a far better learning experience.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Might be hard to understand but this is an englich topic and I have no clue what you wrote there...Sorry...

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  • Downunder35m commented on ProfCoppersmith's forum topic Old Engineering Exercise2 days ago

    These days everything is with computers but some schools still teach old school manual labour.Mostly just on a tiny scale but better then none.I already had a guy trying to send a machine part back because it had a burr in one area.My only comment was "Did ever hear about an invention called a file or sandpaper? Come cheaper than posting it back, is faster and is exactly what the company would use to fix your problem..."All I got in return was "What do you mean?" ...

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  • Downunder35m commented on ProfCoppersmith's forum topic Old Engineering Exercise4 days ago

    We used U-profiles made from 6mm+ thick steel.The cube was abandoned as it does not offer enough training so to speak.Here are the steps we had to take with theis U-profile:1. Clean all surfaces and flatten them.2. Bring the bottom to a thickness of 5mm and remoeve the rounding in the corners.3. Bring the sidewalls to 5mm and a fixed height from the bottom.4. Drill some holes, tap some threads.From there it got seperated, we sparkies only added smaller bits and pieces to it while the learning metal workers integrated it as a prat of a hand press.Mind you only hand tools and drill press were allowed and if mess something up at a later stage you had to start from scratch and waste your free time to catch up.The tolerances we were allowed had been set to +- 0.2mm while the metal workers ha...

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    We used U-profiles made from 6mm+ thick steel.The cube was abandoned as it does not offer enough training so to speak.Here are the steps we had to take with theis U-profile:1. Clean all surfaces and flatten them.2. Bring the bottom to a thickness of 5mm and remoeve the rounding in the corners.3. Bring the sidewalls to 5mm and a fixed height from the bottom.4. Drill some holes, tap some threads.From there it got seperated, we sparkies only added smaller bits and pieces to it while the learning metal workers integrated it as a prat of a hand press.Mind you only hand tools and drill press were allowed and if mess something up at a later stage you had to start from scratch and waste your free time to catch up.The tolerances we were allowed had been set to +- 0.2mm while the metal workers had to fit within 0.05mm tolerances.

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  • You either did not look properly or used the wrong search terms.Sawdust and wood glue for starters, resin or putty if noone cares....

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    You are right with the updates although it seems they are not so regular anymore.And for the "new dual WiFi model": I don't have one and so far have not spotted one in the wild either.But I did see the firmware for one somewhere a while back.Since I can't make any use of either I can't give support for it.If you want to try the 6330 firmware then you can find it on Baidu.

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  • You do seem to miss a few facts:1. Backlight systems can't be compared with plasma systems - totally different way to generate the light.2. There is a damn good reason why no RGB lights are used in monitor!3. You also fail to understand how colored LED's work.Do a simple test and use any translucent image, like a picture on a clear foil and see how the picture changes with different light colors shining through.After that ask yourself what would happen to your monitor if you the same ;)

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  • Did you try Google?Just wondering as the feedback section is for feedback in relation to this website.If you register to post a question it would be nice if you could also take the time to post it in a suitable section and provide all details that might help.And if Google can't help you there is always the manufactures support line - which would be the most obvious choice...

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  • Why not use a cheap inverter generator instead?All you need is fuel...

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  • Downunder35m commented on gharper1's forum topic water table/play area1 week ago

    You don't really need a slope for the water.If the channel is levelled properly you can use multiple in and outlets.If the inlets are at an angle to support a flow direction the water will flow that way.The outlets can be by means of overflows or by hose connections on the underside - depends on you skill set and tools at hand.At least this way you can make the boats moving at all times.

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  • Can't answer that one but might be able to help anyway ;)If I have metal parts that I can't do without a proper CNC then I ask around :)Check your Yellow pages or industrial estate of choice for engeneering or tool making companies.They should have the capability to perform any CNC task you might need.To keep costs and hassles down prepare yourself:Send them an Email or better still visit them in person and if they would be able and willing to do a single part for you.Ask what type of software they use and in what format it would best to provide the file for the job.In most cases Autocad can be used but some companies are using quite specific software - it is best to provide the files in a format they can use directly!Up to here it should be free of cost for you.Depending on how complex...

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    Can't answer that one but might be able to help anyway ;)If I have metal parts that I can't do without a proper CNC then I ask around :)Check your Yellow pages or industrial estate of choice for engeneering or tool making companies.They should have the capability to perform any CNC task you might need.To keep costs and hassles down prepare yourself:Send them an Email or better still visit them in person and if they would be able and willing to do a single part for you.Ask what type of software they use and in what format it would best to provide the file for the job.In most cases Autocad can be used but some companies are using quite specific software - it is best to provide the files in a format they can use directly!Up to here it should be free of cost for you.Depending on how complex the job is the quoted price can literally explode.This means it might be good for some jobs to only have the basic machining done and to do the rest yourself, like drilling holes, tappin threads and so on.So again communication is everything, try to make it simple and don't waste the time of the person you speak to by being unprepared for their questions.Ask what materials are available for you job, often small things can be done with otherwise useless off cuts and you might be able to get the material dirt cheap.Soft materials like aluminium are often cheaper to produce, while hardened tool steel can be costly - don't go overboard here...Last but not least is negotiating a good price.For this I usually start by letting them know that I have some time so they can do the job when they are least busy.If possible I also ask not to finnish the job in terms of de-burring, polishing and so on.One of the best deals I had years ago was with a company that just took on several new apprentices.The boss actually agreed that I only had provide well documented files and pay for the material.The few things I needed done were used as training for the new guys.Had to expain what I need, how I need it done, what tolerances and what files correspond to the different jobs.Mind you the boss was watching and did not tell the poor kids that I am not a highly valued customer.I have seen an apprentice that nervous ROFL

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  • I know it is an old topic now but since someone found it I will add my 5 cents to it as well...When I had to do this I had no table saw, no circular saw either, just a jjigsaw, so I will base it on that as a tablesaw would be far too easy to use for this ;)Tools required:Electric jigsaw An U-channel long enough to hold your pipe - I made it from planks of woodPermanent markerCutout piece of pipe to use as a guide to slide along with the markerPreperations:It is best to have the U-channel the same length as your pipe.Otherwise you need to move and fix the pipe several times and that should avoided if you need a really straigth cut.The height of the side walls should be flush with the diameter of the pipe - or in lame mans words: put something flat over it with the pipe in it and there sh...

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    I know it is an old topic now but since someone found it I will add my 5 cents to it as well...When I had to do this I had no table saw, no circular saw either, just a jjigsaw, so I will base it on that as a tablesaw would be far too easy to use for this ;)Tools required:Electric jigsaw An U-channel long enough to hold your pipe - I made it from planks of woodPermanent markerCutout piece of pipe to use as a guide to slide along with the markerPreperations:It is best to have the U-channel the same length as your pipe.Otherwise you need to move and fix the pipe several times and that should avoided if you need a really straigth cut.The height of the side walls should be flush with the diameter of the pipe - or in lame mans words: put something flat over it with the pipe in it and there should be little to no gap.If the pipe diameter is more than the width of your jigsaw table need to add something so the saw won't drop onto the pipe.It is best to include some form of guide rails, let me explain:The jigsaw should rest right on the center line of the pipe.If you jigsaw has a support arm that can be adjusted use this.Otherwise add some wood on the sidewalls of your U-channel so the saw has little play and the blade is dead center on the pipe.In most cases the blade will be too long and hit the bottom of smaller pipes.Either buy a short blade or simply put yours into a vice and break the bottom bit of - don't go too short though!Optional: Use a cutout from the pipe to use as a guide to mark where you are cutting.This is optional as with a proper channel fit and some non slip mat you should be able to cut without it.Cutting a single cut:If you just want to open the pipe lengthwise you can now secure the pipe and slide your jigsaw along.Try not to stop and better move slow than trying to force your way through.To stop the bad vibrations simply press on the cut part behind the saw with your had - gloves highly recommended!Cutting a section out:Now, this is the real deal and before you try this on a long piece use some waste to train once or twice.Unlike a single cut you would end up with a lot of wobble and twisting if you just add another full cut.To avoid this I recommend to leave uncut sections every 30-50cm.This will keep the pipe round and stable enough to do what you need.Downside is that you need to drill a few holes along your cut line and use the drill to make at least one slot for every second hole - to fit the blade of the saw back into the pipe.The standing sections don't need to be long, about 5mm will do it.Now make your cuts and leave the 5mm sections standing until all cuts are done.Double check that you did not miss a cut ;)Put some tape around the pipe in several section to prevent vibration for the last step - make sure not to cover any of the sections you need to cut.Remove the 5mm bits with a final cut of the saw or on a hot day by using a sharp cutter knife.As an alternative you can also try a sheetmetal nibbler!They are available for cheap to be used on your electric drill.Although they are designed for thinner material they often cope very well with the thicker PVC pipe (only standard, not high pressure pipe!).Good thing about the nibbler is that you can cut along a line with ease and without the need for complex rails and guides.All you need is a steady hand because the direction of the cut is only affected when you twist the drill.It is also really easy to make complex cutouts this way, like for inserting a smaller pipe or making a flap for easy access to remove a blockage.

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  • Downunder35m commented on Not_Tasha's forum topic 3m/1year PRO Codes1 week ago

    Pro codes are always nice to have...But same is true for encouraging people to do something nice or productive to get them.

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  • At those times music was still music and people with no voice would have found other jobs.Am I the only one waiting for an Instructable on a working time machine?

    So true :(Ask kids these what good games they know and you get a very long list.Then you ask "Ok, do you know any good games that dont need a screen?"The return usually is in the region "What do you mean by no screen??"LOL

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  • Did you switch to the html mode of the editor and replace the Enter Code with some of your own code?Not 100% sure it will work from the standard editor but if it does it should give you the look to the right.Any difference when you try what Bravoechonovember suggested?

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  • For max volume on this setup you need close to 1kWh coming from a 24V battery - that is without the voltage breaking down with the charge going lower.Would have been better to select an ampd that runs on 12V.Still easier to build a generator with an old lawm mover and alternator, and cheaper too.Batteries must be huge and deep cycle, so nothing on the cheap for this kind of power.

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  • That should work - if the editor does not mess it up:"Scrollbox: <textarea style="width: 600px; height: 300px;" rows="20" readonly="readonly" name="code" cols="75">Enter Code Here</textarea>"Without the quotes, replace Enter Code Here with your own code.I gave up requesting these features from the editor :(

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  • If it is not a level problem then I would assume the headphone output to be faulty.AFAIK there are no switches or buttons to activate the output, so if you have access to an oscilloscope I would suggest to use it on the output.That way you can confirm if something is coming out and at what level.Considering even at standard line level headphones should produce some sound you might still need a proper check of the amplifier.

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  • Did you try the obvious already?Test the headphones in some other device...Trying a different headset in the amp...Making sure the headphones are plugged in fully...If the amp goes silent when headphones are plugged in it means the switch in the plug is working.Does not say anything about the headphone or the actual output to it though....

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    What do you want me to explain?The X96 does not have the hardware, so there won't be firmware for BT.If you have something labeled X96 with BT and dual Wifi I suggest to check with the supplier.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    There is no such things as the box does not have such hardware.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    I don't really know where you are getting here but if the OTA update is the thing:http://filefactory.com/file/1n3uptbohqgl/p212-ota-...That is the June OTA...No clue why you want to go back the the April one though....

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  • Downunder35m commented on RionZion's forum topic small 12v heater element control4 weeks ago

    Not much to explain really:The heater needs 10 amps, the batteries deliver a max of 3 amps - without the missing 7 the batteries will be in a short circuit and fail within a few seconds.Even if you have batteries that can deliver 10 amps they would not run for long.To run your heater at full capacity you need 10 amps, to run it for 2 hours the battery needs to provide 20AH at least.Of course you could limit the power requirements of the heater for example by using two or more in series but it would be far easier to build one to match.Still leaves the question of usability and run time on batteries.

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  • I had that slipping problem with an extra large but also extra cheap clamp.Before you start messing with it please confirm:A) The notches on the bar are still present and not "flattened" - meaning the small cuts are not pressed together.B) The movable part of the clamp has not too much play!The A bit is usually not too important as the notches only offer additional resistance.If in doubt a slight cleaning with a sawblade will fix worn bits and you don't have to go deep - just very straight.Part B is where things get interesting as it needs to sit on the bar at very close to a 90° angle.If this part becomes "droopy" there won't be enough friction to hold it in place.Also, once tightened on an object the angle becomes even worse.If you want to find a suitable fix f...

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    I had that slipping problem with an extra large but also extra cheap clamp.Before you start messing with it please confirm:A) The notches on the bar are still present and not "flattened" - meaning the small cuts are not pressed together.B) The movable part of the clamp has not too much play!The A bit is usually not too important as the notches only offer additional resistance.If in doubt a slight cleaning with a sawblade will fix worn bits and you don't have to go deep - just very straight.Part B is where things get interesting as it needs to sit on the bar at very close to a 90° angle.If this part becomes "droopy" there won't be enough friction to hold it in place.Also, once tightened on an object the angle becomes even worse.If you want to find a suitable fix for yours start like this:Add a thin metal strip (or plastic if nothing else at hand) in the hole for the bar.Do this on the oppsite side of where the notches would grab - the smooth side.In case limiting the movement like this already solved your problem you have to figure out how to make it permanent.I was lucky as my cheap one was not make from cast iron but "real" steel.So I folded a thin steel strip to a U form and placed it into the slot, then welded it place with two spots.However this was not permanent as the little play between strip and wall of the slot was enough to break the welds after a few weeks.I was able to make it work far better by tapping a thread into the clamp to take a grub screw.The screw was adjusted so the clamp had very little play and fixed with a drop of thread locking glue.

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  • Downunder35m commented on RionZion's forum topic small 12v heater element control1 month ago

    You already answered your question.If you need 10 amps for the heater than logic says 3 amps won't do you any good.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Uploaded a slightly modded firmware based on the June OTA.If you are happy with your current setup then no need to try.If you have problems with the brightness in videos or just want to check it out then please go ahead and try it.

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  • Downunder35m commented on RionZion's forum topic small 12v heater element control1 month ago

    So why two topics instead of simply providing all required details in one?I doubt your batteries will provide the power you need.

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  • Downunder35m commented on RionZion's forum topic LM35 circuit design1 month ago

    Have you checked the examples from the datasheet?

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  • Downunder35m commented on MikoT7's forum topic type of soldering wire use1 month ago

    You do know that certain headphone wires are less than hair thin and wrapped around a plastic fliament core?If indeed you turn the copper into lumps you might be using a wood burning tool and not a soldering iron for delicate jobs.....

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Did you extract the contents of the downloaded RAR archive to the SD or just the two zip files?Without a recovery it won't do anything ;)

    Well, it will istall automatically once you started it in TWRP - there is no fully automated update available.Select the firmware zip, add the gapps zip and let it flash - done.If not done or no gapps to find after then simply reboot into recovery and only flash the gapps again.

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  • Downunder35m commented on MikoT7's forum topic type of soldering wire use1 month ago

    Does not really matter, what matters is cleaning the wires and having a suitable tip on the iron.First "wet" the wires with the solder, to do so it must be really hot.Once you got a good solder layer on the wires they will solder with no problems to the plug.

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  • Downunder35m commented on walee 's forum topic electronic switch1 month ago

    Monostable flip flop.Activates with the signal for buzzer and you reset it manually.Same for a small relay.

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  • Downunder35m commented on WafiqahK's forum topic Battery Powered Water Heater1 month ago

    So you asking if there is something off the shelf to heat water with battery power?Or are you asking how many people you need to carry the batteries you might need?You can get gas powered camping showers and coffee machines but I doubt you find an off the shelf steam generator.For clothes you need lots of steam, a mains powered device for such a task is in the range of 1600 to 2500W.Assuming you need similar amounts of steam means DIY and really big batteries....

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  • Downunder35m commented on Dreamwave's forum topic Zipdart help1 month ago

    In my young years we had no knex, but we had wood and knifes ;)When using rubber bands to launch something you need two thing to be right:a) A smooth surface for both the projectile and the rail with as little gap as possible.b) Suitable rubber ;)Normal rubber bands are used to hold things together and offer quite a lot of stretch but most are not really suited to go back into shape really fast.Rubber bands of the standard type are good for paper clips but above that weight they just suck.If you want real power on your dart you have to things you can try:Surgical latex tubing or better still the bands for spear guns as used by many divers.Problem on a toy is to get the massive power down to something the assembly can handle.As a kid my gnadfather was so nice to cut surcical tubing for m...

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    In my young years we had no knex, but we had wood and knifes ;)When using rubber bands to launch something you need two thing to be right:a) A smooth surface for both the projectile and the rail with as little gap as possible.b) Suitable rubber ;)Normal rubber bands are used to hold things together and offer quite a lot of stretch but most are not really suited to go back into shape really fast.Rubber bands of the standard type are good for paper clips but above that weight they just suck.If you want real power on your dart you have to things you can try:Surgical latex tubing or better still the bands for spear guns as used by many divers.Problem on a toy is to get the massive power down to something the assembly can handle.As a kid my gnadfather was so nice to cut surcical tubing for me.Two razor blades formed an "arrow head" that was mounted in reverse on some steel rod.He simply pushed the tube over the rod and out came two halfs of the tubing with no serrated areas at all.To further lower the power you can always cut again or use 4 blades to directly get quarter strips.

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  • Downunder35m commented on stephenj007's forum topic What are these tools used for?1 month ago

    From what I can see they are used to tune an inflatable piano ;)

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    The OTA should install with no problems as long as the system image is not exceeding the size.The one you have is slightly bigger than 1GB.There is a new update available on Baidu which I will test in the next few days.If any good I will make a 2GB and a 1GB version from it.You could also try my "naked" version with minimal Gapps from here:http://filefactory.com/file/3iwcwye199r5/X96-OpenG...Make a backup.Do a full wipe, add firmware and gapps ZIP files to the flash and wait for it to finnish.Based on the latest OTA and fit on a 1GB device.

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  • The laptop usually requires a very stable and well filtered DC to operate without problems or even damage.You can get stabilsed 12V car supplies as used for so called "Car PC" projects.Basically a little inverter that first produces a higher than 12V AC voltage that is then "transformed" and filtered to 12V.So it does not matter if your alternator produces close to 14V or when you have all lights on at night you only get below 12V - the output will always be a stable 12V.Wiring is straight forward too:Center on the lighter socket is positive, outside is negative/ground.On the laptop should be a mark telling that the center of the plug is positive as well.So you only need to measure on which wire (when cut) you have the inside and outside of the plug.Bewteen the two y...

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    The laptop usually requires a very stable and well filtered DC to operate without problems or even damage.You can get stabilsed 12V car supplies as used for so called "Car PC" projects.Basically a little inverter that first produces a higher than 12V AC voltage that is then "transformed" and filtered to 12V.So it does not matter if your alternator produces close to 14V or when you have all lights on at night you only get below 12V - the output will always be a stable 12V.Wiring is straight forward too:Center on the lighter socket is positive, outside is negative/ground.On the laptop should be a mark telling that the center of the plug is positive as well.So you only need to measure on which wire (when cut) you have the inside and outside of the plug.Bewteen the two you wire the power supply/inverter - 12V is positive, 0 or - is ground but should come with clear instructions on how to connect.

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  • Downunder35m commented on stvnishere's forum topic Shipping & Taxes1 month ago

    One problem might be the service used.I got three shipments from FedEx during the last two years, all with great troubles.Despite leaving a signed note to prod the parcel at the door in the case that I am not home, they never actually get that far.Only cards left in the letterox stating the delivery was not possible - the second shipment I had to pick up from the depot after 2 weeks of "failed" deliveries.The last one is actually from Instructables as a thank you for judging contest and after two failed deliveries this week already I called them yesterday to find out when they might be able to reach my door.Sadly I was told again that no note was left and noone was home and only after offering the footage of my security cams showing the driver filled the card out in the car an...

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    One problem might be the service used.I got three shipments from FedEx during the last two years, all with great troubles.Despite leaving a signed note to prod the parcel at the door in the case that I am not home, they never actually get that far.Only cards left in the letterox stating the delivery was not possible - the second shipment I had to pick up from the depot after 2 weeks of "failed" deliveries.The last one is actually from Instructables as a thank you for judging contest and after two failed deliveries this week already I called them yesterday to find out when they might be able to reach my door.Sadly I was told again that no note was left and noone was home and only after offering the footage of my security cams showing the driver filled the card out in the car and never made it past my letterbox they promised a new delivery for Monday.The second shipment had a value of just $102 US - excluding the postage costs.When I went to pick it up I was offered the choice of loosing it or paying an additional $65 for "import duties and handling fees" - mind you AU has no import duties on items valued below $1000.The fees were made up by the FedEx fineprint in their delivery terms and conditions.So I left, contacted the company that shipped it and explained the problem.The next morning my parcel was delivered by a supervisor in his own car.....If I would have a choice I would not accept FedEx for any delivery ever again to anyone in Australia....Did you check if the fees you paid were from your local customs department or made up fees by FedEx?

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  • Downunder35m commented on ElectroSoja's forum topic Electr'Ocarina of Time1 month ago

    If you use a motor to get a speed signal it will work but I doubt any motor you can find will work as generator providing enough power for the circuit.

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  • Did you ask Google the same question already?Just wondering as it would be the most obvious starting point...

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Please be aware that there a fake clones out there that in reality only have 1GB for the system partition.Sometimes the first firmware install fails with an Error 7, just go back and flash again to overcome this error but don't do a wipe before the second flash.If the flashing seems to work fine but stops or ends with an error more than twice it usually means you got a fake clone.Here the only way out is to flash a firmware that is no bigger than 780mb.Not perfect but at least the fake will work fine after that.A true 2GB will show the smaller partition size and the rest is unavailable but otherwise no problems with a 1GB rom on it.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    They all work on the "GB versions of the X96 as this is what I use.

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  • Get some hard drives.Use the drives to check if the computers are still fully working - only keep the ones that do.As the hardware is the same I suggest to install a standard Windows XP system onto one drive and then just use the same drive to test all.If you get enough that work get a pack of floppy disks as well.Clean all properly, then put into dry and dust free storage.Wait a few more years then auction them off as antiques in good working order - good for movies or TV shows that need authentic stuff ;)Of course you still need to find some working analog monitors to go with it ;)Otherwise burn a lot CD's and create a Linux cluster with them....

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  • Take some tape and glue and create an art project from it ;)

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  • Downunder35m commented on shivaGi's forum topic Format an SD card1 month ago

    It is more common than what you might think to get wrong info from company technicians.Most of them are not even fully qualified but in fact "phone operators" for support.Here, like for most ISP's, someone just enters your question or related info into a search engine and reads out whatever comes on the screen.If their info on the system was not updated for disconiued products than you often get info from the time the device was created.A true tech would have known that there are only very few SD readers left that, together with the OS are only capable of reading FAT16.Microsoft updated their compatibility lists to include FAT16 and FAT32 up to 4GB in their CE products.Same for most other embedded systems out there.Only problem with Microsoft is that the OS (Windows in this ca...

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    It is more common than what you might think to get wrong info from company technicians.Most of them are not even fully qualified but in fact "phone operators" for support.Here, like for most ISP's, someone just enters your question or related info into a search engine and reads out whatever comes on the screen.If their info on the system was not updated for disconiued products than you often get info from the time the device was created.A true tech would have known that there are only very few SD readers left that, together with the OS are only capable of reading FAT16.Microsoft updated their compatibility lists to include FAT16 and FAT32 up to 4GB in their CE products.Same for most other embedded systems out there.Only problem with Microsoft is that the OS (Windows in this case) is recognising a SD or USB stick as a hard drive - despite telling the user that is not a hard drive.This results in partition tables and low level addressing that is not conform with the standards set for removable storage that is not a hard drive - including SSD's.In the particular case of a SD card you can format with Windows and after that use it in the computer but devices that only rely on the hardware features of the card reader can fail.When they want to access the chip that reads and write the data on the SD (build into the SD itself) all goes into the wrong places - because Windows ignored the fact it is a SD and not a HDD.Some devices like cameras offer a format option in the menu, but that only works if the card is still recognised with the true size.Just for reference:Format SD cards with the tool from SDCARD.ORGFormat USB memory sticks with the HP format tool for USB sticks.

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  • Tricky if you need lasting results....The water will tamper with most epoxies over time, especially if you add UV...Acrylic can be "welded" using Acetone, so it would be quite easy to use a thin fibreglass sheet.Cut and place the sheet on the acrylic and use a brush to soak it with some acetone.Let fully evaporate and dry, then test if the bond is good in all areas, if not simply repeat until it is.This will result in bonded fibreglass on the acrylic that is still dry and without "plastic" on the top surface.Now you have a huge surface area available for attaching the rocks.Best of course would be to sand/grind every stone to provide a flat surface for the attaching.... - but never mind unless you have lots of time to waste.Fibreglass resin would be an option if you ...

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    Tricky if you need lasting results....The water will tamper with most epoxies over time, especially if you add UV...Acrylic can be "welded" using Acetone, so it would be quite easy to use a thin fibreglass sheet.Cut and place the sheet on the acrylic and use a brush to soak it with some acetone.Let fully evaporate and dry, then test if the bond is good in all areas, if not simply repeat until it is.This will result in bonded fibreglass on the acrylic that is still dry and without "plastic" on the top surface.Now you have a huge surface area available for attaching the rocks.Best of course would be to sand/grind every stone to provide a flat surface for the attaching.... - but never mind unless you have lots of time to waste.Fibreglass resin would be an option if you choose one that is fully waterproof (by submersion and without paint on it).Casting resin is clear if you require a clear result.Another alternative with the fibreglass sheet properly bonded is to simply use cement.Fill the flume high enough with a fine cement and sand mix as directed on the packing to have the stones about 1/4 to 1/3 submerged.The cement will bond nicely to the fibreglass if it is a too fine mesh - the water/cement slurry must be able to soak it - it in doubt use a wooden dowel to tap the entire surface after putting the mix it.This removes all air bubbles that might be trapped in the fibreglass.Using a stiff brush on the fibreglass prior to using the cement will help if the sheet is really smooth on the surface.

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  • Downunder35m commented on shivaGi's forum topic Format an SD card1 month ago

    Use the only tol I can recommend for formatting SD cards...Go to SDCARD:ORG and download their formatter.It will format any SD in the format and filesystem intended by the manufacturer and according to SD standards.What Windows can't they can - maybe because they are the ones defining the standards.Fat16 by MS only supports up to 2GB but 4GB are possible too.The XEA-207 supports SDCARDS from 4 to 32GB, so I guess someone gave you wrong info about FAT16 to start with.Just format using the tool from Sdcard.org and put the SD in the register - I bet it will work if the register is not faulty ;)

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  • This stuff usually only has a slightly smaller hole in the leather and the backing plate on the metal bit about twice the hole diameter.If you need it properly secured then simply add a piece of thin leather that you glue or sew in place to secure the backing plate.

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  • Downunder35m commented on NiteRide's forum topic 12V LED to Battery Power?1 month ago

    Well, the fuse goes simply between positive of the battery and the connection to the positive of the LED.

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  • True 8bit Photo Engraving on Chinese Laser Cutter - Maybe a Worlds First?

    Good to know I still remember a few things from what I have done :)Once you got the basics down for the 8bit engravings you should follow my footsteps in terms of using a text file to record your settings and materials used - or better use a database and include pics from before and after.This really helps to establish baselines and troubleshooting.But please be aware that you are not dealing with a diode laser but instead CO2!Where a diode laser would char the wood at max settings a CO2 already vaporises the material at very low settings.All organic materials are affected this way on a CO2 system and finding the "sweet spots" for photo engraving can be very time consuming.For example: To get my engravings to work properly on glass I wasted about 28 glass panes.And that is 20x...

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    Good to know I still remember a few things from what I have done :)Once you got the basics down for the 8bit engravings you should follow my footsteps in terms of using a text file to record your settings and materials used - or better use a database and include pics from before and after.This really helps to establish baselines and troubleshooting.But please be aware that you are not dealing with a diode laser but instead CO2!Where a diode laser would char the wood at max settings a CO2 already vaporises the material at very low settings.All organic materials are affected this way on a CO2 system and finding the "sweet spots" for photo engraving can be very time consuming.For example: To get my engravings to work properly on glass I wasted about 28 glass panes.And that is 20x20cm and all engraved with many small pics until I got it almost right LOL

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  • Check for these magnetic spinner toys that let it spin until the battery goes empty.The check for the magnetic field of the spinner and turn on a little electromagnet for a fraction of a second - enough to get the spinner from turned from the north to the south pole.You can do the same:Take a hall effect sensor to check when the magnet from the toy is over it.Use this signal to activate a small electromagnet for one of the other magnets on the toy.Activate shortly before the magnet it there and deactivate once it is right over it.Placement and timing is the key.

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  • True 8bit Photo Engraving on Chinese Laser Cutter - Maybe a Worlds First?

    Nice to see another one enjoying the "upgrade" :)Is the outcome always the same or does the engraving change with different minimum and maximum settings?I suggest to raster a black block starting with the lowest setting, increase until you just see the laser actuall darkens the paper/cardboard a little bit - this is your low setting for raster engravings.The max setting should be so that the paper/carboard goes really dark without burning away.For wood or other materials adjust accordingly.It is possible that your tube/power supply offer much different energy densities compared to mine.In that case you would have to adjust the minimum setting in the firmware where the calcultaions for the gray vales are remapped.But try the above first.Last but not least try to use a grayscale...

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    Nice to see another one enjoying the "upgrade" :)Is the outcome always the same or does the engraving change with different minimum and maximum settings?I suggest to raster a black block starting with the lowest setting, increase until you just see the laser actuall darkens the paper/cardboard a little bit - this is your low setting for raster engravings.The max setting should be so that the paper/carboard goes really dark without burning away.For wood or other materials adjust accordingly.It is possible that your tube/power supply offer much different energy densities compared to mine.In that case you would have to adjust the minimum setting in the firmware where the calcultaions for the gray vales are remapped.But try the above first.Last but not least try to use a grayscale test image to these calibrations, it really helps!If in doubt make one with 8 values from 0 to 255 for the pure basics and search Google for one with 32 or even 256 different levels for the finetuning - the later might need some tweaking in the above firmware section.

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  • We had the topic not that long ago, Arduino for the conversion of the dial interrupter to DTMF signals...Projects for that are out there, just Google it ;)

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  • Downunder35m commented on kkistler's forum topic Multiple tool project1 month ago

    Depends on the hardware and skillset available.As a simple example:Make a nice box with the laser cutter.Add 3D printed ornaments to it and finnish off with some fance CNC milled hinges or braces.Sort of an old priates treasure chest.Or think of something useful for daily life.3D printed bottle/jar opener, laser engraved welcome home signs and machined trolley tokens (take tamplates from my Instructable ;) )....You get the picture....

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  • If the website allows it you can embed the code for the moving picture within your HTML code.Similar to embedding a Youtube video.There are several sites for 3D models for printing that offer this feature, all you need is make sure your image is compatible or that youhave a corresponding model to upload.

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  • Apart from all the great suggestion already:How about filling the cracks with metal and then sealing it with epoxy?For example Bismuth with a small amount of Gallium mixed into it will melt far below below any temp that could damage the wood.Of course you should first fill most of the crack with sawdust and wood glue so you don't need a few kg of metal.

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  • Downunder35m commented on SamuelD79's forum topic Large NC (Normally Closed) Switch1 month ago

    Well it really is not too hard to use a transistor to invert a signal...Otherwise think about placement, like Toga_Dan suggested, even a switch on a leg will work if you add some foam under it.Last but not least, although a bit more costly than a simple switch: Capacitive sensors.

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  • Downunder35m commented on NiteRide's forum topic 12V LED to Battery Power?1 month ago

    Assuming the LED's are not too power hungry and work with 20mA you still need between 1 - 2A to power them.In theory your 8AH battery should work for around 3-8 hours with the LED's.Problem is that you do not want to deeply discharge it, so you should add a battery shut off relay that you can set to 10.5V or so.Connecting is straight forward:From battery positive onto a fuse with 3A, from the fuse to a switch or directly to positive (red) on the LED strip.Negative from the LED strip (black) goes back onto the negative terminal of the battery and then there shall be light.

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  • Downunder35m commented on SamuelD79's forum topic Large NC (Normally Closed) Switch1 month ago

    LOLSometimes I wonder how many people are still able to think out of the box...I'll give you a hint: Contact floor mat for alarm and security uses ;)

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  • Then shar it to make your request complete - always good for people reading it in a few months time.One option is to simply use the ground connection from your power outlet.I use a replacement plug with just the ground connected for this purpose.Does not work too well if you create a lot of interference, like from an induction cooktop or if the ground connection in general is bridged to the neutral line in the switchboard.For serious tinkering I suggest to use a stainless steel or aluminium plate as the work surface.Grond tis properly and connect your wristband to it to be really on the safe side.But in most cases it will be enough to just rest some skin on the metal.

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  • Downunder35m commented on Bituser's forum topic Dir-300 as Wifi repeater1 month ago

    I had similar problems in my old place with the router supplied by my ISP.Great signal everywhere within 15m of the router, above that it was just terrible.Did some digging at the time to find a really reliable and long reaching router to setup for the WiFi part only - so not as a repeater.The TPLINK W8960n was my choice.Dirt cheap as already considered to be "outdated" so I had nothing to loose.After connecting it to the supplied router and the initial setup I was able to get a 100% WiFi signal o the entire property!So not only inside the house but also inside he steel garage and about 200m down the road in both directions.Personally I think it is better than a repeater.

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  • I found an scholl bok of mine that somehow made it into tadays times without ever reaching the bin.Was quite interesting to see how much has changed in the way things are tought in school.But after all that exitement the book was used to start the pot belly a few times ;)

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  • Downunder35m commented on Makernaut's forum topic Is this a CC Licensing violation?1 month ago

    If it would be so easy to take down these copy cats then we would not have the problem.They do it because in 99% of cases they get away with it and even if someone cought them it is pure luck if you get your rights without extensive legal work.

    1+Being right does not always mean everyone else acknowleges that.Some websites are known to violate all terms and conditions because they operate from somewhere where you will never reach them.But the only way to stop them is to at least try - if you care about your work and want the cntent removed...I suggest to go this route for minimum costs:Contact the owner of said blog/website in a professional way.So use proper language and avoid all threads/bad language, think of it as a business letter.Include the terms of your Instructable, that you did not give any consent to have it published on their website and that you did not receive any money from them for it either.State that it might just be an oversight from a low level employee but that you still demand to take the content down wit...

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    1+Being right does not always mean everyone else acknowleges that.Some websites are known to violate all terms and conditions because they operate from somewhere where you will never reach them.But the only way to stop them is to at least try - if you care about your work and want the cntent removed...I suggest to go this route for minimum costs:Contact the owner of said blog/website in a professional way.So use proper language and avoid all threads/bad language, think of it as a business letter.Include the terms of your Instructable, that you did not give any consent to have it published on their website and that you did not receive any money from them for it either.State that it might just be an oversight from a low level employee but that you still demand to take the content down within 48 hours.Usually that should be enough to get a response, if not invest a few bucks for a cheap legal service and have a letter written by them that includes you taking legal action if not followed.Last option then would be as Iceng suggested and to actually start a court case in your home town and have all required paperwork done by a lawyer.Problem is that some websites don't care and think they get away with everything as long as they get enough hits for their ads.Best success rates are for websites in "modern" countries that have strict copyright laws, US, EU, Canada, UK - just to name a few.Russian or chinese websites usually mean your content will stay.

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  • Downunder35m commented on AdvanŽ's forum topic Hydroelectric Generator1 month ago

    There are several third world projects involving bio gas to generate heat and electricity.Some small communities even managed to do without any petrol generators for backup.

    Well, it is nice to know you can see now but that should not stop you from trying anyway.If you eliminate the need for mains power to get the water up the tank you are half way there.Main focus should be on a suitable turbine/generator combo.Off-grid turbines are usually only designed with reliability in mind assuming water is available with no limits, like from a running creek or small lake.But there are other options worth trying, like a turbo from a small car or even a water pump from a slightly bigger car or small truck.Take what you can get for free or dirt cheap and experiment, focus on great torque at the shaft with the water use as little as possible.And: You don't need to produce a lot of amps, you do need to produce a lot of kWh to charge the battery ;)Meaning it is often bett...

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    Well, it is nice to know you can see now but that should not stop you from trying anyway.If you eliminate the need for mains power to get the water up the tank you are half way there.Main focus should be on a suitable turbine/generator combo.Off-grid turbines are usually only designed with reliability in mind assuming water is available with no limits, like from a running creek or small lake.But there are other options worth trying, like a turbo from a small car or even a water pump from a slightly bigger car or small truck.Take what you can get for free or dirt cheap and experiment, focus on great torque at the shaft with the water use as little as possible.And: You don't need to produce a lot of amps, you do need to produce a lot of kWh to charge the battery ;)Meaning it is often better to use a generator that has a higher output in Volts than what you actually need.Take this example to get you thinking:A generator that requires at least 1000rpm to produce 500W at 24V will only give a fraction of that power when running slower.But a generator able to deliver 48V and 500W at the same rpm will still give you enough volts to keep charging the battery when running slower.With that in mind you can adjust the water flow within certain limits to optimise water use.Same story for the torque required to run the generator.Ideally you want the turbine system to only have little reserves left when the generator is under full capacity, everything more will "waste" water.When you found your ideal match for generator and turbine do some math to figure out what tank size you need for a full charge of the battery in question.Down here folks usually only bother with water turbines if a creek with sufficient water flow is available.And still in most cases only as a backup for cloudy days or the winter time with not enough sunlight for solar power.Small wind turbines are now getting more attention as the modern types offer grid syncronisation or can directly charge big battery systems together with the solar panels.Currently a friend of mine is trying to improve the remote home he bought a few years back.No mains power, bottled gas and apart from that only batteries and solar panels.The later was already upgraded to 12kW max capacity on a sunny day.Now we work on using the wood fired heater as a steam generator for a small turbine.The idea is to make a double walled flu and use the exhaust heat to generate steam.Not really easy but thankfully my friend is a licensed boiler maker, so things might actually work out one way or the other.If in doubt it will still help the hot water system to save on gas.

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  • Downunder35m commented on Lbcaswell's forum topic Cool gel mats for pets1 month ago

    Cool gel is overrate for the purpose of actual cooling if you ask me.A warm cat and a pack fresh from the freezer won't mix unless the cat is desperate.And once the temp is just right for the cat to consider a cool down there is little cooling capacity left.Have you though about active cooling?I know you should have enough swamp and water around but no clue if you are close enough to utilise it.But I think if you could add some metal and tubing under your mats then water cooling might be perfect for the right temperature.

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  • Downunder35m commented on AdvanŽ's forum topic Hydroelectric Generator1 month ago

    Take a point high up the creek.Add a pipe that runs from there into your tank, also add a shutoff or overflow.This is how we fill tanks from a creek here in The Land Downunder. ;)Other option if distance is too far would be to use a ram pump to get the water into the tank without any electricity - look it up ;)

    Well, if you need electircal energy to get the water back in the tank then you are wasting a lot more than you might think.If in doubt use at least decent sized solar panels ;)In the right area a wind powered pump on top of your tank will help too.Have ever thought of including at least the neighbours along the line for water?At my sisters place they had a suitable creek three properties up and after explaining what they wanted to do everyone jumped on it and they all ram pumps and tanks.Was just for water use during the summer though and not for electricity but it does help to keep initial and maintenance costs quite low.I did some guesstimations based on jet turbines available here to gerenate home electricity.To reach a target of 500W on a connected generator the smallest possible tu...

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    Well, if you need electircal energy to get the water back in the tank then you are wasting a lot more than you might think.If in doubt use at least decent sized solar panels ;)In the right area a wind powered pump on top of your tank will help too.Have ever thought of including at least the neighbours along the line for water?At my sisters place they had a suitable creek three properties up and after explaining what they wanted to do everyone jumped on it and they all ram pumps and tanks.Was just for water use during the summer though and not for electricity but it does help to keep initial and maintenance costs quite low.I did some guesstimations based on jet turbines available here to gerenate home electricity.To reach a target of 500W on a connected generator the smallest possible turbine requires a waterflow of at least 140L per minute with a minimum height differential from turbine to water inlet of 15m.Mind you this is a 3 jet model with 5 "scoops" driven.Smaller, single jet generators will use less water but still require decent pressure to work - and they will struggle to get 500W.With that in mind even a very efficient pump will require more kWh to pump the water back into the tank than what the generator will deliver.And with the required flowrate it only takes simple math to calculate the need for almost 10000 liters of water to run the generator for one hour....I hope you have more efficient turbines available where you are.

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  • Downunder35m commented on garrettlynch's forum topic Joining carpet pieces2 months ago

    One option would be to use cotton strips and contact adhesive to join the pieces.For bigger projects it pays off to buy the adhesive in cans and to use a very stiff paint brush.Best to place on sheet of carpet on the perpared joining strip first and to hammer it in place using a few taps with a rubber mallet - the pressure makes the strenght with these adhesives.The next pice you join "flipped up" so you can really press it against the othe carpet piece before getting too much contact with the adhesive.

    Yes of course it is strong enough and no way it will hold ;)All depends on the type of type you use.For example the dirt cheap double sided "carpet tape" usually sticks really good to itself and all things it should not stick to but fails after a few weeks on carpet with a foam or sisal backing.The good tape uses a quite thick layer of adhesive, almost like the stuff you find on fabric band aids.If you use a hammer or similar to get good pressure it will last really long.Main problem for joining bigger pieces of carpet is movement and stretching, so it really pays off to stretch the crpet in two directions before the final fixing.For joints within a big room I usually use one strip right on the joint and then several seperate strips on top at a 90° angle that are about hal...

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    Yes of course it is strong enough and no way it will hold ;)All depends on the type of type you use.For example the dirt cheap double sided "carpet tape" usually sticks really good to itself and all things it should not stick to but fails after a few weeks on carpet with a foam or sisal backing.The good tape uses a quite thick layer of adhesive, almost like the stuff you find on fabric band aids.If you use a hammer or similar to get good pressure it will last really long.Main problem for joining bigger pieces of carpet is movement and stretching, so it really pays off to stretch the crpet in two directions before the final fixing.For joints within a big room I usually use one strip right on the joint and then several seperate strips on top at a 90° angle that are about half a meter long.These strips will give you the added strength so the seam won't come undone premature.

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  • In that case you are a bit lost.You would need to start from scratch, making "your needle", hardening, polishing and then finally plating it.

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  • Take some wire and pretension the tube ;)

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  • There is very little you can do in this regards with needles, been there done that :(It is not the shine you need to worry about but the coating itself as it is either chrome or nickel.This is to prevent rust and corrosion.So even if you get them back to shine they won't be usable for long.Similar story for the hardening.The steel is designed to be hard and durable but not to be springy.You either get less hardness or a very brittle needle but nothing that would have any real give.They tend to break very easy.What type and thickness for the yarn in question?Assuming you still want to use them for sewing that is...There might be other options if you can provide a bit more detail on how the thing is supposed to be used ;)

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  • Downunder35m commented on armandbon's forum topic What choice of motor for a robot2 months ago

    What type of cookies do you prefer any why?Basically the same question in terms of the response you get.There are endless numbers of motors and types because they aremade to fit a special purpose.

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  • Downunder35m commented on TXVisual's forum topic LED Lamp Buzzing (not a bulb)2 months ago

    The buzzing is from the transformer used to reduce the voltage for the LED and USB port.Not much you can do except check if it is loose or to replace te whole thing.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    That is why the TWRP recovery is inculed ;)There are two files in the archive you downloaded, one ZIP to install and the TWRP recovery.

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  • X96 (S905x) Android TV Box - Updating the Firmware and Costom Roms

    Not possible, it has to be done during the update as the keyboard definition is then placed in a different spot.And to make it work you would also need the HID identifier for the keyboard.Either get that through the Android info or by connecting it to a PC and checking the device manager.

    Added a version with videoboot instead of the standard bootanimation.Now can use basically any MP4 video you like for the boot, for example one you recorded on your mobile phone ;)

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  • Check where you found the code.Contact the author...For some reason I don't think he posted an Instructable for this here....

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  • Downunder35m commented on Ace Gambit's forum topic What Are Your Favorite Inventions?2 months ago

    I loved sending an apprentice to fetch some blue ignition sparks from storage.Of course the guy there already knew the demand and packed them in a big black bag.The poor apprentice was told to avoid any compression, bumping into things or dropping the bag.Was great watching them handling and empty bag like it is filled with several Ming dynasty vases LOL

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  • Left handed screwdriver....

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  • Downunder35m commented on PaulP292's forum topic Project for vector calculus2 months ago

    Good luck finding a sensor that can eliminate the spin....

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  • Downunder35m commented on joearkay's forum topic Outdoor RGB LED Strip Failure2 months ago

    LED strips without testing certificates should be made illegal ;)I assume one LED died and due to this it shorts the connection between positive and negative.On a normal strip no big deal, "weatherproof" strips tend to start a fire as the resin used to cover all is highly flamable....

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  • Problem is that those things are designed to be conform with local laws and regulations.Modifying them can be a problem for any insurance you might have if something does go wrong.Noone would really care if a fire started from the added LED's or a fault with something connected, they only see a modified outlet...Back in the day we could replace literally every switch in a house with one that had a glow lamp build in.For some weir reason they are fully abandoned now wherever I look :(There are places where you get "illuminated" covers, switches and outlets but they do come at a price, especially if you have no local supplier.One alternaive might be to use radioactivity ;)-No joke, the new (or better old) glow sticks are available with a hard plastic sheel holding a glas vial.In...

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    Problem is that those things are designed to be conform with local laws and regulations.Modifying them can be a problem for any insurance you might have if something does go wrong.Noone would really care if a fire started from the added LED's or a fault with something connected, they only see a modified outlet...Back in the day we could replace literally every switch in a house with one that had a glow lamp build in.For some weir reason they are fully abandoned now wherever I look :(There are places where you get "illuminated" covers, switches and outlets but they do come at a price, especially if you have no local supplier.One alternaive might be to use radioactivity ;)-No joke, the new (or better old) glow sticks are available with a hard plastic sheel holding a glas vial.Inside is a mix of glow powder and a tiny amount of radioactive material emitting alpha waves.Not nearly strong enough to make it though the glass and harm you but good for 10 years of light.I got them for fishing in green, blue and something between purple and pink in color.Around 4 bucks each on Ebay...

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  • I think it should work, given the shady variations they provide.But depending on the price I still think a new LED lamp might come cheaper, after all you still don't really know if the power supply failed due to being cheap, overused or because one or more LED's are blown.With a lab power supply you can limit the current and increase the voltage until the LED's start to light up - simple test to see if all are still working.

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  • Downunder35m commented on Downunder35m's instructable Removable Shopping Trolley Tokens2 months ago
    Removable Shopping Trolley Tokens

    That is exactly the reaction I still get LOLAlthough you can buy similar gadgets now online everywhere I still think nothing beats the personal touch of saying:Here my friend, enjoy my little gift to you...Thanks for sharing!

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  • Forget it in wood or plastic unless you are really great creating structurally sound things.A blender runs much faster than your average drill, so you would need a gearbox between blender and drill for starters.I have a 40 year old blender that still works fine due to being very heavy and metal everywhere, the motor on this one has enough torque to spin the blender if full and you don't hold it in place - this thing makes snow out of ice cudes in seconds LOLFor your project it might be best to first search for a suitable 90° conversion, either a small differential, flexible drive shaft (like on a lawn trimmer) or with a gear box that suits the input and output needs - all preferably in metal.Whatever you choose it meeds to be mounted so there is no play/vibration transfered to the b...

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    Forget it in wood or plastic unless you are really great creating structurally sound things.A blender runs much faster than your average drill, so you would need a gearbox between blender and drill for starters.I have a 40 year old blender that still works fine due to being very heavy and metal everywhere, the motor on this one has enough torque to spin the blender if full and you don't hold it in place - this thing makes snow out of ice cudes in seconds LOLFor your project it might be best to first search for a suitable 90° conversion, either a small differential, flexible drive shaft (like on a lawn trimmer) or with a gear box that suits the input and output needs - all preferably in metal.Whatever you choose it meeds to be mounted so there is no play/vibration transfered to the blender knifes as otherwise your seal will fail very quickly and the blender leaks.Last thought for the speed problem: It might be possible to remove the gearbox from your drill so you can use the full speed of the motor, of course that would make the drill useless for other applications...

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