• Date JoinedMay 23, 2009


YaelT12 months ago

did you manage the power generating shoes? i am developing a solution that uses pressure sensor for simple data output (real-time pressure data). looking to partner. yaelgre gmail

Nyxius (author)  YaelT12 months ago
I wasn't making power generating shoes. I was developing pumping insoles that could drive a micro hydraulics system. Unfortunately, I have not even had a chance to start it. I'm still finishing my 3D printer that is needed.
whitsona7 months ago

Do you know of a good instructable on electrolysis for removing rust from tools? You comment had great details, but I'd like to have a full set of instructions to follow. Thanks!

Nyxius (author)  whitsona7 months ago
I couldn't find any really good ones, but this one comes close: http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Quality-and-safe-Nickel-Plating/

What he said about the peroxide is incorrect, but if you don't want to chance it you can heat the vinegar to boiling to speed things up.
Warning: vaporous vinegar irritates eyes and can cause issues with people who have asthma. Be sure to have plenty of ventilation if working with hot vinegar. I'd also skip the salt portion. It might take a little longer to get your electrolyte, but the results are worth it.

If you only want to clean things then you're interested in step 4. The nickel would be if you wanted to give the tools a corrosion resistant upgrade. Since most tools already usually have something for corrosion resistance, I would probably caution strongly for testing a sacrificial tool first. He talks somewhat about this in the instructable.
Here is a youtube video showing everything: https://youtu.be/3KA7wVTW1Oo
Note that I HIGHLY recommend vinegar instead of carbonate. Carbonate precipitates out of the solution as the reaction progresses. Vinegar does not. A vinegar reaction will also speed up over time. The more tools you do, the quicker they will get cleaned. If your solution get low, then top off with more vinegar. The salt will become distilled and concentrated this way.
jeffbl52 years ago

Hello Nexius. What details should I consider when looking for a backyard smoker? I can't say I like the smokers for sale at home improvement stores. I live in Houston, Tx. Thanks for your feedback.

Nyxius (author)  jeffbl52 years ago
It really depends on what you are planning to smoke and how much of it you want to smoke. The best advice I can give is to stay away from single sheet construction, and wrought iron/spot welded sheet. Usually a sign of cheap construction with a short life expectancy. You want folded sheet metal with a high temp powder coating, controllable intake and output vanes, and at least 2 thermometers. One for the meat chamber, and one for the fire/smoke generator. Probably the best smoker you can get is one you build yourself after doing some research.
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