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Greetings! VERY lovely first attempt! As for your grammar, I've seen plenty worse from supposedly native ES people. For some reason, many Americans seem offended by grammar and spelling, though I hate seeing how our language is degrading -- every error on the internet is multiplied a billionfold! Ah, but I digress - I have a question: Is this just reflecting from the glass of the windshield itself, or is there a "see-through' mirror involved? Will be interested to learn.
OK, so I absolutely LOVE this, but I'm puzzled as to how manufacturing more plastic helps solve the "too much plastic in the world" problem?
Awesome Instructable! I'm totally inspired now! You actually inspired me to do a bit of research on the type of battery you're using. It turns out that this is a new and very unique type of Li battery called a "Lithium Titanate" cell. What I learned is that much of your safety information about Lithium batteries doesn't apply to this type. They are far more resistant to overcharging, highly unlikely to catch fire on overcharge, and can hold a full charge for very long periods without harming the battery. I've been looking for a cool storage solution for my 5th Wheel trailer, as I have a couple of solar panels I wish to hook up and it just feels a lot cooler to use these than boring ol' lead-acid batteries.I'm assuming that a simple voltage converter would allow me to step an a...
Awesome Instructable! I'm totally inspired now! You actually inspired me to do a bit of research on the type of battery you're using. It turns out that this is a new and very unique type of Li battery called a "Lithium Titanate" cell. What I learned is that much of your safety information about Lithium batteries doesn't apply to this type. They are far more resistant to overcharging, highly unlikely to catch fire on overcharge, and can hold a full charge for very long periods without harming the battery. I've been looking for a cool storage solution for my 5th Wheel trailer, as I have a couple of solar panels I wish to hook up and it just feels a lot cooler to use these than boring ol' lead-acid batteries.I'm assuming that a simple voltage converter would allow me to step an array up to 12V without any hairy problems. Check Ebay, as there is an insane deal going on right now for very inexpensive cells of this type from someone who bought an unwanted batch of them from some factory that didn't want them anymore. Tesla knock-off here I come!
Interesting that you took the time to point out typos and spelling errors, while simultaneously typing "not pick" instead of "nit pick."
What seminar? sounds a bit like PSI seminars.
True,since those occurred in the past. If you take the effort to reprogram your subconscious, it actually COULD help in NOT getting future bruises. contrary to popular belief, your past needn't predict your future. you could just choose how coordinated you are,and your body will comply.
Having a hard time understanding why rice is a problem, but salt (food,) sawdust (trees - precious natural resource,) or paper (see sawdust) are ok? Of these items, rice is probably the easiest on our planetary resources,and can be reused hundreds of times.
This is a GREAT 'ible. I saw a design in Mother Earth News, back in the Seventies that used this exact concept, though it used a much larger piece of plastic, set up like a pup tent, with a flat black tray in the bottom. The fresh water would run down the sides of the tent, going around the edges of the pan, and drain into a large container. It could distill something like 1/2 gallon to 2 gallons per hour, depending on how much sun was available, exterior temperatures, etc. This is most definitely a viable process and could be scaled to provide community-level water supplies.
Great instructable, however I would have LOVED for you to include links to the products on Amazon, or wherever.
Great recipe, but just to point out, "boric acid" IS borax. so this isn't actually "without borax." Probably harmless anyway.
Great instructable, except that is not a fresnel lens. It's a standard refracting lens. Fresnel is made by layering transparent flat sheets of glass, plastic, etc. to focus the light.
So I definitely see the "fun" part, but where does the "profit" come in? Is there some sort of market for such data, or were you just using a figure of speech in your title?
"all knock-offs" eh? Interesting to make that firm decision based on a few bad experiences. As an active Etsy seller, I can conclusively say they are NOT "all knock-offs."
Pretty sure that's a fire extinguisher mount. Looks like you might need one someday!
You can smooth a lot of prints by using an acetone vapor bath. You need VERY LITTLE HEAT to get acetone to vaporize. Though it's not a carcinogen, it's certainly not healthy to inhale them, so use excellent ventilation, or do outdoors. A standard heating pad underneath the jar is PLENTY. The prints will be sticky at first, so you need to not touch the smooth surfaces and wait for it to cure for a day or two. You can even get a mirror finish sometimes if you are careful and patient.
I love this, but i have a small safety concern. Please make sure you DO find out which wood you are using! Some hardwoods are toxic,some lethally so. This is even more important if you are burning things in it.GREAT build!
Yes, protractor is the correct name for that object.
Sorry, disagree. Turps is for thinning oil paint and varnish. Silicone is water/alcohol based, and that is the one you want to use to dilute silicone. Mineral Spirits in the states is pure Methyl Alcohol.
Approximate cost? Awesome idea!
I used to busk on the streets of San Francisco, CA, MANY years ago. I was a sax player, so no amp needed! There was a duo, however, that used a boombox for a guitar amp, though I think they found some way to drive the stereo channels inline, so the left side would be the preamp, and the right would be post. LOTS of "crunch" (distortion) which sounded cool.
There's another reason Lye is hard to get.It's a key ingredient in bathtub Meth. The DEA Doesn't want you breaking bad. Same with pseudoephedrine.
OK folks -- My area of research is in the psychoactive effects of ETOH, but I also know a bit of the chemistry. Of COURSE, if you're being exceptionally anal about it, it's not quite 95%. It's perfectly reasonable to call it "Everclear." It will work FINE for the uses suggested, as well as being an excellent mordant for certain dyeing procedures using natural plant substances for the pigment. It is entirely possible to get methanol when distilling from mash, but there is NO methanol in a bottle of commercial vodka. Incidentally, NO amount of ethanol will cause blindness. Spinning, blurring, double vision, etc. on a temporary basis, yes certainly, but the blindness is strictly relating to methanol.
Ha! I just realized that my first line suggested PERSONAL research. Well, YEARS ago I was still performing my "liver studies" but I have been sober for 30 years. I was referring to scholarly research, as part of my BA in Psychology with a concentration in Advanced Alcohol and Drug Studies.
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