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  • Nateowami commented on Nateowami's instructable Building a Dishwasher from Scratch5 months ago
    Building a Dishwasher from Scratch

    It leaks where I inserted the thermistors. I'm planning on trying super glue + hot glue. The other major leak is where the hose connects to the bottom tub. I've tightened the hose clamp super tight (it's biting into the hose a lot) and added a second one, but it still leaks. I'm thinking of trying putting a little caulk on the pipe and then clamping it. The silicone caulk doesn't stick to the PPR really hard. I think it would be fine if there wasn't pressure though. And then I'll need to update the instructions.

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  • Nateowami commented on Nateowami's instructable Building a Dishwasher from Scratch5 months ago
    Building a Dishwasher from Scratch

    Thanks. Glad you like it. Hopefully it will be even better soon when I can get the leaks fixed and can post a video.

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  • Nateowami commented on Nateowami's instructable Building a Dishwasher from Scratch6 months ago
    Building a Dishwasher from Scratch

    Thanks. Glad you like it. :)

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  • Nateowami commented on taifur's instructable Emergency Fall Notifier cum Panic Button6 months ago
    Emergency Fall Notifier cum Panic Button

    What if someone falls on the device? Won't it almost certainly be crushed? Also, might it catch on fire if a short circuit were caused? Doesn't seem very fail-safe.My suggestion would be to have the device send a "no fall detected" signal about every 5 seconds (and also send out a different signal if a fall is detected). Then if no signal is received, perhaps the battery is dead or the device isn't working, or the wifi or internet connection is bad. Then the text and email can say there's no connection, perhaps a malfunction or it broke due to a fall.You could even make it beep when it thinks a fall was detected, and create an "I'm OK" button that can be pressed if it's a false positive (perhaps separate from the device, so the button isn't accidentally pressed in ca...see more »What if someone falls on the device? Won't it almost certainly be crushed? Also, might it catch on fire if a short circuit were caused? Doesn't seem very fail-safe.My suggestion would be to have the device send a "no fall detected" signal about every 5 seconds (and also send out a different signal if a fall is detected). Then if no signal is received, perhaps the battery is dead or the device isn't working, or the wifi or internet connection is bad. Then the text and email can say there's no connection, perhaps a malfunction or it broke due to a fall.You could even make it beep when it thinks a fall was detected, and create an "I'm OK" button that can be pressed if it's a false positive (perhaps separate from the device, so the button isn't accidentally pressed in case of a fall). Or use Twilio to automate a call to the elderly person and see if it is answered.Very cool project by the way. Well done.

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  • Nateowami commented on VadimS's instructable Building a Capacitive Liquid Sensor6 months ago
    Building a Capacitive Liquid Sensor

    @Abhi909 The answer is yes, and you don't really have to ask unless you want "special permission." At the top right it says it's licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5). If you click it you can view the details: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ As long as you follow the license rules you're fine.

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  • Nateowami commented on Nateowami's instructable Building a Dishwasher from Scratch6 months ago
    Building a Dishwasher from Scratch

    For one thing, the pump was added as an afterthought, and is for the drain water. For another, there isn't really much room for a tank (though I'm sure the design could be modified), and you would lose a lot of water pressure. Unless you use a really heavy-duty pump, which would be expensive and consume a lot of power (the one I'm using can pump upwards 4 meters, so not super powerful).Also, think of all the water you'd have to store! All the dishwashers I know of go through a LOT of water. That would be one big tank!I'm planning to add some sort of rack inside the tubs. Not sure exactly what though.

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  • Nateowami commented on Nateowami's instructable Building a Dishwasher from Scratch6 months ago
    Building a Dishwasher from Scratch

    It's actually quite large. But I'm hoping to cut it down to size a bit some day. Being portable helps a lot though, because you can store it one place and use it another.

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  • Electric Fingerprint Lock- Arduino Compatiable

    Size is definitely an issue. They were just using parts made by their company though.Regarding your statement "To increase numbers of verified people you just add more nanos," are you sure? I believe the fingerprints are stored in the fingerprint reader, not on the Arduino. Unless you know something I don't know...

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