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  • How to hide your files inside a picture

    and that is how a virus gets on your computer...evil-doer hides virus in image, unsuspecting person downloads image and the rest is history. am I right?

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  • deytech commented on deytech's instructable Floating Bed With LED Lights1 year ago
    Floating Bed With LED Lights

    I went to visit my grand-daughter and the bed yesterday. She told me that the bed is working great and that sometimes it creaks when she rolls over or sleeps on the edge. This can be resolved with a bit of beeswax. She did say, the sound does not keep her from sleeping. Yay! I think we have success!!

    Wobbler, I don't think using the LED strips as Christmas lights is instructable-worthy...unless I add a Raspberry Pi or something. All I did for Christmas lights was unroll the LED strip, stick it down and turn it on. Here is a video of how they looked/worked. The color changes are kind of neat but they do not look all that Christmas-y so I will be trying this year to change that. An ideas?

    Wobbler, I don't think using the LED strips as Christmas lights is instructable-worthy...unless I add a Raspberry Pi or something. All I did for Christmas lights was unroll the LED strip, stick it down and turn it on. Here is a video of how they looked/worked. The color changes are kind of neat but they do not look all that Christmas-y so I will be trying this year to change that. An ideas?

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  • deytech commented on deytech's instructable Floating Bed With LED Lights1 year ago
    Floating Bed With LED Lights

    I talked with some guys who are older and wiser than me about working with wood and they indicated that I would need to strengthen the overhang. Their suggestion was that I use wood to create a zig zag pattern, not unlike what you might see on a garden gate. But since the platform is two pieces with 2" x 4" supports, it was already heavy. Adding more wood to it would make each piece too heavy for one person to move. So I went down to my local big box hardware store and shopped around. Found these strapping ties in two different weights. I chose the heavier weight because a) it was not as much as additional wood b) more sturdy than the lighter weight. They were not difficult to install as each corner is cut off and they match up in a zig zag pattern perfectly. Of course, I did ...

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    I talked with some guys who are older and wiser than me about working with wood and they indicated that I would need to strengthen the overhang. Their suggestion was that I use wood to create a zig zag pattern, not unlike what you might see on a garden gate. But since the platform is two pieces with 2" x 4" supports, it was already heavy. Adding more wood to it would make each piece too heavy for one person to move. So I went down to my local big box hardware store and shopped around. Found these strapping ties in two different weights. I chose the heavier weight because a) it was not as much as additional wood b) more sturdy than the lighter weight. They were not difficult to install as each corner is cut off and they match up in a zig zag pattern perfectly. Of course, I did not fill every hole with screws, just enough to secure the straps.When I have a few minutes, I will gather up my receipts and let you know how much I spent but, this was for my grand-daughter and I did not really care too much about the expense. I was going more for the one-of-a kind, cool look.

    We did test the platform before putting the mattress on it. That was a little scary. I was certain we would break something. As it turns out, though, the mattress distributes a person's weight really well, even on the overhangs. I did, however, make a little stool, so my grand-daughter does not have to jump or flop into the bed.

    Actually, these reels of lights come with a remote control that allow you to adjust color, intensity, rate of flash, etc. I do like the idea of attaching a motion sensor.

    The lights actually come with a remote control. You can set the strength of the light, the colors, how fast they change, etc. I do like wobbler's idea of a motion sensor. Might think about adding that.

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  • deytech entered Floating Bed With LED Lights in the Wood Contest 2016 contest 1 year ago