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I have a ton of fun making things... especially things that go BOOM! Whether it's 3D printing, welding, or just building cool stuff, I have a great time doing it.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Cool! Have you tested the battery life yet? In my last NV camera, I used a 2,500mah 18650 and it has a 10-12 hr battery life.Make sure you test the DVR and are sure you are happy with its performance before you go and design a spot in the case for it... I want to helmet mount mine too (when I get time to do it).

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  • DIY Rubber Band Pistol (Easy to Build)

    Thanks! It's actually a stool. I did not make it but my Dad did. He owns Keystone Vintage Lumber and made it with recycled 100+ year-old wood. You'd think it would be uncomfortable but it is actually more comfortable than a hard flat surface.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Thanks! I hope everything goes well! I actually use hot glue because it can be removed but still is great at sticking.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Ok, so you are actually going to need to cut the cable on the near-eye display at about 2 inches long (short enough so it can lay strait inside the camera). Then strip off the outside insulation to reveal 4 small wires consisting of ground, 5v, video ground, and video in. Here is a diagram of what it might look like and I think I did match the colors of the wires to the actual thing.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Thanks. Yep, the video should be coming very soon. Haven't edited any of the footage yet cause I've been so freakin' busy but I think it should be out in 4-9 days. There are some cheap NV options out there like this one https://amzn.to/2KRlo7t which cost $95.00. I have never owned one of these and from the research I've done, it seems that the ES1 will have a higher resolution, better low-light detection, a rechargeable battery, able to be mounted on a helmet or as a scope, customizable lenses, and the option to record the video. I would think this could match almost any other digital NV out there (less than $600). If you put the right lens on it, you should be able to mount it behind a scope or red dot as well. Of course, your friends will probably think you are an absolute genius fo...

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    Thanks. Yep, the video should be coming very soon. Haven't edited any of the footage yet cause I've been so freakin' busy but I think it should be out in 4-9 days. There are some cheap NV options out there like this one https://amzn.to/2KRlo7t which cost $95.00. I have never owned one of these and from the research I've done, it seems that the ES1 will have a higher resolution, better low-light detection, a rechargeable battery, able to be mounted on a helmet or as a scope, customizable lenses, and the option to record the video. I would think this could match almost any other digital NV out there (less than $600). If you put the right lens on it, you should be able to mount it behind a scope or red dot as well. Of course, your friends will probably think you are an absolute genius for having the ability to build such a device and it is a really fun and useful thing to build. Anyway, I hope the video will be of help to you! (when I finally get it out) If you have any more questions don't heasitate to ask.

    So as for seeing in the dark (without an IR light), it all depends on the lighting conditions. Some nights have lighting conditions that the camera is far superior to my own eyes and other nights it is only a very slight improvement compared to my own eyes (given that your eyes have adjusted to the dark for ~10 min). It especially excels when you have a lot of light pollution such as in a city or development.But that is without passive infrared light (invisible to the eye). Having an IR flashlight will let you see very clearly in any lighting conditions. You will be able to see as far as the flashlight can project the light. In fact, I ALWAYS use an infrared flashlight cause it makes the image easily readable in all lighting conditions.The pictures appear "grainy" but that is ...

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    So as for seeing in the dark (without an IR light), it all depends on the lighting conditions. Some nights have lighting conditions that the camera is far superior to my own eyes and other nights it is only a very slight improvement compared to my own eyes (given that your eyes have adjusted to the dark for ~10 min). It especially excels when you have a lot of light pollution such as in a city or development.But that is without passive infrared light (invisible to the eye). Having an IR flashlight will let you see very clearly in any lighting conditions. You will be able to see as far as the flashlight can project the light. In fact, I ALWAYS use an infrared flashlight cause it makes the image easily readable in all lighting conditions.The pictures appear "grainy" but that is cause it is a single frame taken from a video. It is a much higher resolution in reality.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    There aren't too many features on the OSD... pretty much just exposure stuff, shutter stuff, battery voltage overlay, etc.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Not quite. That one will not be able to see as well in the dark. It could be used as a cheaper alternative though.

    HonzaD1 Yes, good thinking. The FPV camera I used did not have an IR filter but if you choose to get different lenses, you might have to remove the IR filter from them.

    spystealth1 Thanks! I would estimate the battery life is about 3 or so hours. Adding a Micro DVR to record the footage will drain the battery a lot faster but since its external, it doesn't have to be connected to the camera's battery.

    sobenson Thanks! I painted it cause I wanted it to be smooth, matt-black and professional looking. Also, the paint makes it stronger. If I were to build this again I would acetone smooth it and then scuff the glossy surface. Finishing the surface isn't necessary of course it's just my preference.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Hmmm... I'm hesitant to sell a complete camera 'cause if a component breaks or burns out, I will be the only one that possesses the knowledge to fix it. Plus it is a good learning experience and most of your friends/family will think you are a genius if you build such a device. Maybe a kit would be a good solution?Nonetheless, I can offer a fully complete scope for $275.00 US plus shipping. Adding a Micro DVR to record footage will cost $285.00 US. I very much recommend getting an Infrared flashlight (you'll be disappointed if you don't) cause it makes the image clearer and lets you see on cloudy nights and in pitch black. One can be had for as little as $10 (the one I recommend is linked in the parts list).If you are still interested you can contact me at this email: jd3dprinting@gmail...

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    Hmmm... I'm hesitant to sell a complete camera 'cause if a component breaks or burns out, I will be the only one that possesses the knowledge to fix it. Plus it is a good learning experience and most of your friends/family will think you are a genius if you build such a device. Maybe a kit would be a good solution?Nonetheless, I can offer a fully complete scope for $275.00 US plus shipping. Adding a Micro DVR to record footage will cost $285.00 US. I very much recommend getting an Infrared flashlight (you'll be disappointed if you don't) cause it makes the image clearer and lets you see on cloudy nights and in pitch black. One can be had for as little as $10 (the one I recommend is linked in the parts list).If you are still interested you can contact me at this email: jd3dprinting@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Selling just the 3d printed case or the whole thing put together and finished? I have a bit of experience printing and shipping (I ran a successful 5 star 3D Hub until they decided to ditch the little guys) and I would be open to selling these. The question is which platform to sell on. I think Etsy could work... let me know if you (or anybody else) are interested and I'll set up some sort of way to buy the printed case. Probably would price it at about $20 including shipping.

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  • 3D Printed Night Vision Scope

    Thanks! I've already tried it (twice) and I've failed to get one to display video, unfortunately. After hours of research, I finally found a "near eye" display for about $80. Takes composite video and is 5V.

    I got a Runcam NIGHT Eagle. Looks like the cameras in the video are just the standard Eagles. But anyway, I chose pro cause it has a sound output and I was planning to record a lot with it.So as for seeing in the dark, it all depends on the lighting conditions. Some nights have lighting conditions that the camera is far superior to my own eyes and other nights it is only a very slight improvement compared to my own eyes (given that your eyes have adjusted to the dark for ~10 min). It especially excels when you have a lot of light pollution such as in a city or development. I would definitely recommend an infrared light (completely invisible to the human eye except for a faint red glow on the "light bulb" itself). Even though it isn't completely necessary all the time it helps ...

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    I got a Runcam NIGHT Eagle. Looks like the cameras in the video are just the standard Eagles. But anyway, I chose pro cause it has a sound output and I was planning to record a lot with it.So as for seeing in the dark, it all depends on the lighting conditions. Some nights have lighting conditions that the camera is far superior to my own eyes and other nights it is only a very slight improvement compared to my own eyes (given that your eyes have adjusted to the dark for ~10 min). It especially excels when you have a lot of light pollution such as in a city or development. I would definitely recommend an infrared light (completely invisible to the human eye except for a faint red glow on the "light bulb" itself). Even though it isn't completely necessary all the time it helps provide a MUCH better picture. It will come in very handy believe me. Especially indoors.The pictures appear "grainy" but that is cause it is a single frame taken from a video. It is much higher resolution in reality.

    Thank you for your service! I have never looked through a first gen but I've seen video footage of one and I'd say the image quality is about the same with easier interpretation as you said. When a bright light is pointed directly at it, the camera will adjust its exposure to match the bright light (effectively "flaring you out") as it would a normal camera when a bright light is pointed at it. As soon as the light is not pointing at the camera, it will almost instantly revert back to normal. There is no damage that occurs to the camera from being exposed to a bright light source. Hope that helped!

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  • 3D Printed Digital Night Vision (The OpenScope)

    Using an actual IR flashlight helps a lot. I use this one all the time. https://amzn.to/2vWfjTRIt's adjustable which is nice. If you are indoors and wish to hide the red glow, you can point it at the ceiling and the light will reflect onto what you are trying to see making you untracable.

    You can use an actual IR flashlight. I use this one all the time. https://amzn.to/2vWfjTRIt will also help in CQB with it being adjustable (I play a lot of long range stuff not too much CQB). Hope this helps!

    Yes, I built this camera and my own version using the RunCam Night Eagle 2 Pro. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pocket-sized... It is better at seeing in the dark. You almost don't need any IR light if it's a clear night with a moon.

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  • DIY Pocket-sized Night Vision Monocular "Eagle Scope 1.0"

    About $200 US with for everything you need to get it running. I have found that some of the more expensive parts go on sale from time to time. I actually built mine for around $140. The Infrared flashlight will cost about $50 with a battery and charger and the micro DVR cost $12. Not much considering the thousands of dollars you could spend on a new NV optic.

    I'm happy to answer any questions!!! FIRE AWAY!!!

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  • The 'Sup - a Mouse for Quadriplegics - Low Cost and Open Source

    Your kinda right. PLA is generally considered safe and you can buy specialized PLA that is food grade. But PLA will dissolve over a long period of time which is a disadvantage (obviously). PET and PETG I'm pretty sure are food safe. ABS is for sure not food safe and the chemicals can be absorbed into your food and mouth.

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  • How to Convert Water Into Fuel by Building a DIY Oxyhydrogen Generator

    yrralguthrie Did the rock contain any gold? It might have been gold just extremely impure. What is your point you are trying to make? Are you saying that a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen is not allowed to be referred to as oxy-hydrogen or HHO(which makes sense) or hydroxy gas and should only be referred to as "H2 + O2" or "oxygen gas hydrogen gas mix"?

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  • How to Convert Water Into Fuel by Building a DIY Oxyhydrogen Generator

    I call it oxy-hydrogen. Just like a mixture of acetylene and oxygen is generally referred to as oxy-acetylene. It doesn't have to be a defined mixture to exist.

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  • DIY Airgun Out of Blowgun (not PVC)

    Yeah, a trigger mech would be nice. My air compressor is one of those big upright industrial ones. I think it is about 180-200 in the tank but its regulated down to 120. I do have a bike pump as shown in the video that makes it up there to 160ish but its held together with JB weld because some of the plastic parts broke from that pressure. Would like to get one of those PCP pumps but to much pressure will fold the seal of the dart, making it less powerful. Something I found out trying to shoot these with a homemade oxy-hydrogen gun.

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  • DIY Airgun Out of Blowgun (not PVC)

    Checked out your video and it looks pretty good! I actually have oiled the ball valve and "broke it in" so there no resistance. Furthermore, I have placed the ball valve in a spot so it is pulled easily with one finger allowing you to keep both hands steadying the airgun. Still, it does take some practice to pull the valve fast enough and it might be handy to put some trigger system like yours on it. Oh and the black iron pipe is rated for 750 psi. Yep. And that is seamed black iron pipe. Seamless black iron pipe can withstand pressure well past 2,000 psi. Although I'd probably have to change out the Shrader valve and the ball valve before putting any more the 300 psi in it.

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