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Thanks, I will check this out. Just ordered an arduino starter kit! I did take some programming WAY back in high school so I won't be totally lost I don't think.
Great job, this looks really useful! I especially love the way you calibrate it by pressing a button when your car's in the right spot. Perfect! I plan on using this idea for sure. Just as soon as I start learning Arduino.
Arduino Parking Assistant
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Maybe not. One could argue that as long as you are passing along free information for free, then there is nothing wrong with it. On the other hand, terms of service for installing any game specifically say not to reverse engineer any part of the program. In their eyes they probably consider extracting game files to fall under that description. Although I remember in the old days of Half-Life, the 3d model files were simply sitting inside a folder in the game directory. Anway, nice instructable. There are a lot of games out there where people would like to have items from the game. Now it's completely possible!
Man I sure do love the way those pulleys look! Anyone know the name for it so I can search for some?
Paracord and Pulley Hanging Table
I forgot to say, great work on this bench. It's great to have something you use regularly that you made yourself. Also thanks for showing all your mistakes, it really does add a lot to the learning process for people watching. Well done!
One suggestion for doing Step 2 without a router. You glued up the slab first. Then you chopped away at making a spot in your slab for the legs to fit into. Instead you could have waited to glue the slab and placed all the boards together and marked out the spot for the legs. Then you could have pulled all the boards apart and cut the individual boards where you wanted the legs to go. Then reassemble and glue up your slab.
5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw
I came here to say this also. Heat always works perfectly for me.
Hmm that's really good to know. I've always just used a heat gun. It works great on glass, but it's a bit tricker on plastic. Although usually I save glass jars with metal lids.
Choosing The Resistor To Use With LEDs
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!
Secret Wood Bowl DIY
Great video and fabulous looking end product! I was really surprised at how satisfying it was to watch you pour the resin onto the wood and also turn the bowl. Well done sir!
Nice work! Very simple and easy to understand. Just curious if you also know how to build a VU meter without arduino? I'd like to build one but would like to try it without arduino.
UV METER (Music visualizer) #1 with arduino
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How does the egg taste after all that vinegar?
That's awesome. I'd love to see that in action!
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Casting Molds With Voids
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Mixing + Pouring Concrete
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I'm not sure exactly what you mean when you say he was using it for cleaning a heater radiator, but that doesn't really sound like the same application. From what I'm told this is a tried and true trick of the trade that many professionals have been using for years. Many of the other comments here support that info.
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Excellent! I love your design! I also like that you used multicolored leds so you can change your lamp color whenever you feel like it.
Not sure where you live, but where I'm from we use giant tanks of oil to heat our homes. I literally burn oil for heat and hot water every day. So whether or not the oil is used to generate electricity, I can stop using oil if I heat with solar instead. So my "misconception that solar somehow replaces oil" is not as much of a misconception as you'd like to think.
I don't remember reading anything here about anyone thinking solar is the end-all be-all. But I'm not sure how you can argue that the author of this post isn't personally going to be reducing his own demand for oil for about the next 20 or so years. Heck, just look at his story about his "solar guy" using it for just about everything, including his car. Solar is currently only a tiny fraction of our energy generation. But the longer it continues to improve, the better chance it has of becoming a bigger piece of the energy market.
How to Mail a Popsicle
Good points. I like to think that the government propping up solar, at least for a while will be helpful in the long run. It pumped a lot of money into the solar industry to allow for more efficient/cheaper panels to be developed. This moves the solar industry closer to being self sufficient when the government finally does decide to stop helping. It also has the effect of getting many more people to reduce their demand for oil and allows us to buy less oil from other countries, and/or save our own oil resources for a longer period of time. I also like the fact that it allows people like you, to have more control over certain aspects of their lives if they choose to. It feels good to know you don't need the utility company to survive. You may need them for extra comfort and security, ...see more »Good points. I like to think that the government propping up solar, at least for a while will be helpful in the long run. It pumped a lot of money into the solar industry to allow for more efficient/cheaper panels to be developed. This moves the solar industry closer to being self sufficient when the government finally does decide to stop helping. It also has the effect of getting many more people to reduce their demand for oil and allows us to buy less oil from other countries, and/or save our own oil resources for a longer period of time. I also like the fact that it allows people like you, to have more control over certain aspects of their lives if they choose to. It feels good to know you don't need the utility company to survive. You may need them for extra comfort and security, but that's about it. Nice instructable!
Incredible resource you have here! I feel like this is the basis of an extremely complex but very interesting book. Gears have always interested me. Such a simple concept to understand but can reach such intensely complicated levels. I tossed you a few votes, good luck in the contests!
A Practical Guide to FDM 3D Printing Gears
Thank you, this looks like it could work!
Haha! That's exactly what I was planning to do! Ultrasonic sensor and have it green if I'm outside my garage, yellow when I'm halfway in, and green when I'm far enough inside to close the door. This may be easier than I thought, *wink wink* Sounds like you're way ahead of me!
LIGHT BOX - a portable bluetooth speaker with vu meter
This is great work, I've been looking to add a vu meter with 4 or 5 leds to the mouth of my audio junkbot. https://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Junkbot/Do you have any good resources where I could learn how to create a very basic vu meter?
I like it! I ordered the parts, and they just came in yesterday. I'll be giving it a try. I can't believe how tiny this camera is!
Arduino Traffic Light Controller
This is great! I've been looking for something like this. I too have a traffic light just sitting in my garage doing nothing. I'd like to wire it up to make it active when I hit the button for my garage door to open it up. This should be a perfect starting point! Thanks!
Awesome! That looks great!
Wow I had no idea you could do this. Does this also mean you could grow a full corn plant this way too? I'm guessing popping corn is very different than the typical corn we eat.
I'd be interested in some links for the pump for sure. I can think of a few great other things that would be great with such a tiny pump like that.
Electric Pump Water Pistol
This looks like a lot of fun! I love how you basically built it from scratch! The only thing that really puts me off is the price of the materials.If I wanted to make one of these I'd be in for over $70....... YIKES!
Water Level Detector
This is a great creative use of 3D printing!
3d Printed Replacement Puzzle Piece
Nice! I have an old smoke detector I'll have to play around with. You mentioned you found a way to change pitch easily but I didn't see where you said how to do it. Also, I'm curious can't you just apply a voltage to the buzzer directly for some sound?
Epoxy Wire Bowl
Wow, you've made an incredible piece! I'm absolutely blown away. This is beautiful!
Ocean Waves in a bottle (Video)
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This is wonderful! I lol'd at the cover photo.
Cloning Your BambooView Instructable »
This is excellent, thanks for sharing!
Supplying Power to a Rotating Object, Wirelessly!
Ready to Fly? DIY Cheap FPV Mini Drone
I had put it in the freezer with plans to take it out once it was cool. I forgot about it and went to get it out. I noticed it was still liquid and picked it up. When I uncapped it, it suddenly started rapidly freezing just like in the video. I was freaking out.
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