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  • RigoC commented on webgeeks's instructable DIY Wireless Charging Power Bank1 month ago
    DIY Wireless Charging Power Bank

    You can get that module WAY cheaper than that. They start at $5 at this little store call Amazon.com. :P

    You may be using the wrong kind of solder or soldering iron. The only hint I can give you here is wait until your iron is at the right temp before you place it on the battery so it can be done quickly. If all else fails, buy a case for it that has wires. They cost about $2 bucks on eBay.

    Seriously. They start at like $1. I've seen them at the dollar store for $1.25 I assume they only have 500mA charge at most.

    You get get a solar christmas light set that uses lithium batteries. I buy mine after Christmas when they are 50% to 75% off. You just have to open them up and the components. Make sure they are using Lithium Batteries, not nicads or nimh. If you add the usb, it can charge via USB or solar. :)

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  • RigoC commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Zip Ties7 months ago
    Unusual Uses for Zip Ties

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    When using zip ties on live plants remember to never leave them on something that will keep growing. Hopefully they would decay and break over time but if they don't they can become a tourniquet. So dead branches or annuals are no issue.

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  • RigoC commented on Naran's instructable Cheapest Smart Home for $387 months ago
    Cheapest Smart Home for $38

    some phones shutdown the wifi if they are not active. evil.

    I have to agree.

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  • Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects

    That's not what he said. How would there be fire hazard? In parallel, it's just a drain on the working battery. It's balancing. If the other one is dead, again no hazard.

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  • RigoC commented on Rye Soap Kitchen's instructable How To: Make a Bath Bomb8 months ago
    How To: Make a Bath Bomb

    These are great and my little girl and I will have fun making them. One question.Just the citric acid is about $1.35 per bb and Amazon sells 4.5oz bb for $1.99. Am I buying the wrong stuff?

    These are great and my little girl and I will have making them. One question.Just the citric acid is about $1.35 per bb and Amazon sells 4.5oz bb for $1.99. Am I buying the wrong stuff?

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  • DIY Platform Bed With Floating Night Stands

    Looks lovely. I do think that shelf / outcrop will be a magnet for your shin though.FYI, Looking at this in Chrome had a bunch of pictures missing. Not, not found, just like they didn't exist. I think it's the website "Show all items" feature. Work fine with Firefox though.

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  • RigoC commented on replayreb's instructable Laser Box Music Laser Light Show9 months ago
    Laser Box Music Laser Light Show

    Awesome. One tip. Hobby shops sell little mirrors. Single and double sided. Might be easier than cutting HD platters.

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  • Make Your Own GPS SMS Security Tracking System

    Don't take this the wrong way. This is not for the poster of this great article.For those who would like an off the shelf solution. Get a cheap prepaid or something cell phone with GPS. Install Find Device Manager and you can track it via the web. Add a solar charger and you are set for a while.

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  • RigoC commented on Jules1050's instructable PlexiClock1 year ago
    PlexiClock

    The point isn't to replace the light source, led. The point would be to replace the plexi. Since the hard part would already be done with the electronics. You could place the EL tape on an entire wall.

    Great job. A variation on your project, since you've done all the electronics, is you could use EL wire or EL tape instead of the plexi for the digit segments.

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  • RigoC commented on darbinorvar's instructable LED Fairy Light Globes1 year ago
    LED Fairy Light Globes

    Sweet. Simple and beautiful. Nice job. I'm so making a couple. Suggestion. Lithium battery. Put a charging jack. When it drains, you can just plug it in. Even hook it up to a solar panel/charger. Never worry about changing batteries.

    Sweet. Simple and beautiful. Nice job. I'm so making a couple. Suggestion. Lithium battery. Install a charging jack. When it drains, you can just plug it in. You could even hook it up to a solar panel/charger. Never worry about changing batteries.

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  • RigoC commented on MakrToolbox's instructable Zen Garden CNC End Table1 year ago
    Zen Garden CNC End Table

    fantastic and beautiful.

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  • RigoC commented on Stish's instructable DIY Notebook Stand/Cooler1 year ago
    DIY Notebook Stand/Cooler

    That's not really DIY is it? Not that I don't own one myself, but the site isn't about buying stuff yourself, usually. :)

    Cool and simple. I wonder if qaurter round with rubber bands might not work better though.

    Cool and simple. I wonder if quarter-round with rubber bands might not work better though.

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  • RigoC commented on NightHawkInLight's instructable Plasma Cutter From an Arc Lighter1 year ago
    Plasma Cutter From an Arc Lighter

    Geez. I've seen instructables about writing your name in crayons with nicer, more supportive comments.-- Anyway. Thanks for the post. I hadn't thought of this since I didn't know they existed. I'm off to ebay.

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  • RigoC commented on jaylabrosse's instructable Gypsy Wagon1 year ago
    Gypsy Wagon

    I don't know how practical it is, but it's adorable.

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